The colorado Behavioral Health Study is an ongoing study of people ranging from early to older age, studying the effects of exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as lead, pesticides, and heavy metals. To date, the study has been going on for almost 35 years and is based on the knowledge that lead and lead-based paints in the home can cause behavioral and cognitive problems in kids. This is an important study for us to further understand and take further action on.
The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. But it’s not just about the study, it’s about how much you’re willing to change when it comes to your environment. For example, we’ve already made a big effort in Colorado to clean up our neighborhoods to reduce lead and other toxins in the air, so there’s a good reason for us to continue doing it in Colorado.
Lead paint is the most common source of lead in our environment, and the CDC estimates that it’s been used on 80 percent of all homes in Colorado since 1991. It’s also a known carcinogen. In fact, the lead in our environment is a huge risk factor for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and many other neurological diseases. But we’re not just talking about lead.
What I mean is that there are other common toxins that are just as damaging to your body. This includes asbestos, leaded gasoline, and formaldehyde. All of these toxins are found in products like paint, dyes, and plastics. The fact is that we tend to be exposed to lead in our homes as children and teens. So unless you’re a former lead-poisoned child or teen, you should be aware that you are exposed to lead.
It’s not just your skin that’s affected though. Lead poisoning effects your bones, kidneys, and liver. The fact is that most people that have been exposed to lead are over the age of 55. So if you’re over 55, you should start taking precautions to protect yourself.
As it turns out, Lead is a toxic metal that can easily build up in your body’s system of blood cells. Once it’s gone through your body, lead may lead to other effects, so be sure to monitor your blood lead levels.
Lead was used in the manufacture of the gun that killed former Rep. Gabby Giffords in 2011. Lead can also be found in the blood of young children, which is why it’s important to monitor young children’s blood lead levels.
Lead is also found in the blood of pregnant women, so pregnant women should be closely monitoring their blood lead levels. Lead is also found in drinking water, so drinking water should be monitored. Lead is everywhere, so you should be sure to stay off the roads (and those places that have not been checked recently) if you have any questions about your lead levels.
Lead is a highly toxic metal, so it’s important to make sure that your children are lead-free and in safe lead-reducing sources. Because of lead’s effects on children and children’s brains, you should make sure that your children have access to a safe and well-maintained school.
Lead is a neurotoxin, which can cause long-term brain damage and learning disabilities. It’s also one of those things that’s not really talked about as much as it should be. In fact, the only thing I can think of is that lead is one of those things where it was actually used for construction in the “good old days” and that’s why it’s in all those old pipes and bricks.