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Fed Gov't Will Consider Lowering Threshold For Lead Exposure In Kids by 30%

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) which establishes standards on lead exposure will meet on January 17, 2017 to consider lowering the threshold for lead exposure for children age 6 and younger. Currently, the CDC considers 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood to be high for those under 7 years old. The CDC is considering reduction of 30% to 3.5 micrograms of lead per deciliter. Federal health officials estimate that 500,000 children nationwide have blood levels at or above the current threshold.

According to an article published in Newsday yesterday stated: "About 20 percent of Long Island school districts that reported testing for lead in drinking fountains last year revealed the heavy metal was at elevated levels." This is an extremely serious health crisis and should be discussed with the family pediatrician. Young children who have been exposed to elevated levels of lead have experienced a significant decline in IQ, learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Less well known side effects of elevated lead levels in children include chronic abdominal pain and constipation. If you believe your child has been exposed to elevated lead levels, call Ron Burke for a free consultation to discuss your legal remedies.

Ronald C. Burke, Esq

Trial Attorney with 30+ Years of Experience Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience and has focused his career on representing clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and has won many seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years, including many case victories listed among the largest in the history of the New York State. He has been featured in the news and is a regular lecturer for the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as having lectured before the New York State Bar Association. Ron is also an attorney with Kelner & Kelner, a New York personal injury law firm. Awards and Accolades Mr. Burke's awards and accolades are many. Among them, he has been included in New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010, and he has received the highest-possible AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Verdict Search, a part of the New York Law Journal, frequently recognizes his notable successes after winning some of the highest settlements and verdicts in past years. He was also featured in their list of the "Top New York Verdicts of 2011" and "Top New York Settlements of 2012." He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. When Attorney Burke is not handling legal malpractice cases, he is highly involved in the local community. He is a member of the Village of Rockville Centre Volunteer Fire Department, has served on the local school board and as Chairman of the local Zoning Board. Learn more about Attorney Burke and how he can skillfully handle your malpractice case by contacting the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. right away to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. Our firm is here to help! Contact a New York Legal Malpractice Attorney Our firm provides each client's case with thorough preparation and aggressive representation, ensuring that you win the best possible results for your case whether it is settled or goes to trial. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Burke can provide the strong and relentless representation you need to establish negligence in a legal malpractice case and to recover any damages you may have suffered. Our firm can recover compensation for pre-trial and trial malpractice, violations of fee arrangements, loss of income, pain and suffering, and much more. Contact us today!

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