Medical screenings for many conditions have fallen to the wayside during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns from doctors about patients going untreated. One particularly alarming trend is a massive decline in testing for lead poisoning in children.
What is lead poisoning?
Lead poisoning is caused by buildup of lead in the bloodstream, and usually occurs over a long period of time. It can occur in people of any age range, but children are especially susceptible.
Some symptoms may seem…