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Title:
Could Lead Be Poisoning Your Child?
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Description:
Childhood lead poisoning is still considered the most preventable environmental disease of young children. In 2002, an estimated 890,000 U.S. children had elevated blood lead levels. This poster from the Vermont Department of Health in the 1990s identifies one of the most insidious features of child lead poisoning--often times it is undetectable until damage has already been done. Featuring an illustration of an apparently healthy and happy child playing with a toy truck, the tension between the image and text reflects the illusory nature of lead poisoning itself. As the viewer might think the poster is about a healthy child, so might the parent think his or her child is healthy, based on appearances. The message is that in each case the child may be sick without any external symptoms. A simple blood test is promoted in order to prevent a lifetime spoiled by the irreversible damage caused by lead poisoning.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (683,250 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1995
Creator:
Vermont Department of Health
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: C00269
Publisher:
Vermont Department of Health
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Vermont Department of Health.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Lead Poisoning
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Lead Poisoning
Exhibit Category:
Environmental Health
Unique Identifier:
VCBBCW
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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