Lead contamination found in baby teeth of children living near Exide battery plant

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A new USC study revealed high amounts of lead in the teeth of children in five Los Angeles communities and reinforced the need to test for lead exposure before and during pregnancy.

Learn more about the findings from USC’s Truth Fairy study, led by Department of Preventive Medicine researchers:


Lead contamination found in baby teeth of children living near Exide battery plant

Photo: A worker investigates at the Exide facility, which released 3,500 tons of lead until it closed as part of a legal settlement for its hazardous waste production. (Photo/Department of Toxic Substances Control)