Parisian boy to receive medical monitoring for lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire

Mail Online | 8/7/2019 | Associated Press
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A child who attends a school that was covered with lead dust after the Notre Dame fire needs to be medically monitored because he is at risk of heavy metal poisoning.

The young boy was revealed to be at risk after being tested last week, but does not yet require treatment.

Checks - Lead - April - Fire - Source

Checks are being conducted to determine whether the lead came from the April 15 fire or another source.

The child's school, near the cathedral, was closed in July due to high lead levels found on its grounds.

Total - Children - Lead - Paris - Hundreds

A total of 162 children have been tested for lead in Paris after hundreds of tons of lead in Notre Dame's spire and roof melted in the blaze. Sixteen of those were deemed to be just short of being 'at risk' and will also be monitored as a precaution.

The results 'show, on the one hand, the need to keep cleaning to limit the risk of exposure of the children to lead and, on the other hand, the importance of extending blood tests,' the health authority said.

Authorities - June - Blood - Tests - Children

Authorities in June recommended blood tests for children under 7 and pregnant women who live near Notre Dame as they are especially vulnerable...
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