Onondaga County is preparing for a legal war as attorneys may file dozens of lawsuits over lead contamination
. In 2002, health officials found nearly 700 children in the Syracuse area with high levels of lead in their blood. Residents say thousands more may have been poisoned by lead contamination in Onondaga County homes. Attorneys argue that although the county's Lead Poisoning Control Program deemed many homes safe from the toxic substance, children living in those homes later suffered from lead poisoning.
Exposure to lead has been shown to cause brain
and kidney damage
, especially in children
. Lead poisoning symptoms include, among others, nausea
, and coma
. Upon discovering lead exposure, it is important to immediately seek a lead free environment and medical attention.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems from lead poisoning. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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