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U.S. task force finds problems with preemptive lead screenings
Modern Healthcare

A federal task force on Tuesday said it doesn’t have enough evidence to require lead screenings for pregnant women and children if they show no symptoms.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its recommendations for the tests, changing its 2006 stance that rejected routing screenings in pregnant women who don’t show signs of high lead exposure.

Now it’s up to clinicians to use their “best judgment” on whether the tests are necessary.

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