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Parents of children sickened by lead linked to tainted fruit pouches fear for kids’ future

AP Health Writer

Parents of children who posted sky-high blood lead levels after eating potentially tainted apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches are worried about their kids’ futures. Dozens across the U.S. have been affected by an ongoing outbreak of lead poisoning linked to WanaBana apple cinnamon puree. No amount of lead is safe for children and exposure can lead to problems with learning, behavior and attention. The effects of lead poisoning are permanent, though experts say kids’ brains are often flexible enough to offset the harm.

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