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DASCANIO, Denise; PRETTE, Zilda Aparecida Pereira Del; RODRIGUES, Olga Maria Piazentin Rolim  and  PRETTE, Almir Del. Childhood lead poisoning: a health issue and public policy. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp. 90-111. ISSN 1677-1168.

The blood lead levels above 10μg/dl in children can cause neurobehavioral changes, such as deficits in psychological development, hyperactivity, delays in language development and cognition and suggests policies public health' relevance with intoxicated people. This text presents an overview of lead poisoning, their reference values, risk factor to health and the need for investment in public policies for prevention, as well as the possibility of performance of professional psychology in relation to this phenomenon and its effects. We emphasize the importance of the participation of psychologists in the health team and research, developing acquirements and intervention strategies

Keywords : Poisoning infantile; Public health; Psychology.

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