Lead the Deadliest Weapon of them All

You have the bluest lips that I ever saw. Little did I know as a child when looking at my friend would I know that he was impacted by lead poisoning. My great grandmother said “Girl he has bad blood.” Bad blood was the way my elders described things that they could not explain. Little did they know that their observation could be so right. That blue line on my friends lip was a clear sign that he was lead poisoned. Today we know that even the smallest amount of lead in our blood can impact us for a lifetime. Exposure through contaminated water, dust, and food can change your life forever. According to the Centers for Disease Control no level in the blood is safe but 5 micrograms per decilite