A child from Anne Frank de Argentina Kindergarten was lead poisoned

Parents of students at a school in Argentina just learned that a child was poisoned with lead in March 2022. The lead paint on the institution’s metallic elements may be called into question. After investigation, the ARS does not recommend mass screening of children.

“We’re still a little worried because it’s not common. My daughter has asthma, she’s anemic, and she has a lot of little problems coming up and I wonder if it’s not that. I went to see my doctor because I’ve seen him deteriorate this year so I’m a little worried.” A mother says her daughter was educated at Anne Frank Kindergarten in Argentina (Orne). Too bad we were only warned yesterday, sorry for another mother of two children in this institution. These questions come from parents when an information letter was sent to them by the city council, on Monday, June 20, 2022. A student at their institution was shot dead in March 2022. However, after investigation, the ARS in Normandy noted this. It was present in the metallic elements of the school such as nets or pipes with the indication that there is nothing to guarantee that the child will not be injured anywhere else.

The metal elements in question were protected, Frédéric Levy, Mayor of Argentina, points out on Tuesday morning, in order to make access to them out of children’s reach. “A company will come during the summer to intervene in these specific places, on poles and pipes, to ensure security, continued. In the year 2024, this room is no longer intended to be a school. Tomorrow there will be a new school.”

We want to provide information to parents with complete transparency, and make it clear to them that if they have any concerns, they can legitimately consult their doctor. But the ARS did not ask us to prepare a methodology for potential examinations.

Frederic Leville, Mayor of Argentina

France 3 Normandy.

lead poisoning He has an abnormal level of lead in the body. The alertness threshold is 25 micrograms per liter of blood. The reporting rate is 50 micrograms per liter of blood. “In Normandy we decided to act from the threshold of vigilance. The child was between 25 and 50 micrograms”Dr. Benoit Cottrell, who is responsible for health monitoring and security at ARS, explains. This explains the start of the fileARS Environmental Survey last April.

Lead poisoning is a pathology associated with lead poisoning. It is measured by Lead in the blood (or blood lead level). In the case of children or adolescents under 18 years of age, we speak of lead poisoning when the level of lead in the blood is equal to or greater than 50 micrograms per liter of blood. This requires prolonged exposure to lead, says Dr. Benoit Cottrelli. The child was in a situation where he had not yet reached this stage of pathology but in A case requiring intervention.says the doctor.

Lead poisoning can have consequences for the body, the nervous system, the bone marrow, and the kidneys. In the young pupil at Anne Frank School, There are no consequences at this stage that can be seen directly in the child. The most significant risk is a developmental learning disorder, a slight developmental delay. It is necessary from the much higher rates of approximately 250 to establish a treatment aimed at eliminating lead from this child.”believes Dr. Benoit Cottrell, who points out that no treatment is required other than a healthy lifestyle and monitoring.

In the case of the Argentine school, the question remains: Why was lead paint, banned since 1949, present in this school built in the 1950s? “Hard to understandAnswers Head of Health Surveillance and Security at ARS. In the case of another school, the situation is the same (…) I think we lost our memory a bit from the successive layers of paint that had accumulated on certain elements. ” The mayor of Argentina can’t explain that either. “Maybe it was necessary to sell the shares at that time?” , He wonders.

Thinking that there was no ‘Reason to believe that other children may be infected’The ARS does not recommend screening for other children at school.

After soliciting a certain number of parents, the Town Hall and the ARS will organize a visit to the school to answer their questions in particular.

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