15211603_ME_exide__Lead poisoning is the greatest environmental threat to children, according to the Ohio Department of Health, which recently announced plans to reduce the safety threshold for lead in children’s blood. The state is following the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) lead on taking lead poisoning more seriously. In 2012, the CDC updated their federal recommendations regarding blood lead levels in children. Experts now use a reference level of 5 micrograms per deciliter to identify children ages six and younger with lead poisoning, rather than the previous 10 micrograms. More