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  •  It's pretty standard to test little kids for (3+ / 0-)
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    lead as a routine pediatric screening.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 09:47:05 PM PST

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    •  Dogs who exhibit unusual behavior or (5+ / 0-)

      Neurological symptoms are often tested for heavy metals.

      While most most of the time, the lab results are normal or something breed-related/genetic like thyroid, sometimes the results are positive, in which case the whole family is tested. They usually end up with positive results in that scenario too.

      Furry canaries in a coal mine, so to speak..

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 12:43:40 AM PST

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