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Daily Record: Advocates spread the word about lead-paint testing

Shana Boscak is overwhelmed with feelings — “guilt and anger and a lot of shame” and a little luck — as she holds her son, Zoltan, and introduces the happy, smiling baby as a “lead-poisoned child.”

Zoltan’s elevated lead levels were discovered after mandatory lead testing at his one-year checkup before he showed symptoms and before the poisoning could get worse…

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