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Kids exposed to toxins show early cardiac damage, with guest Brooks Gump, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

The heart damage builds slowly and might be reversible

Early signs of heart damage can be detected in children exposed to high levels of toxic chemicals in their environment, such as lead and arsenic, a study conducted in Syracuse shows. Brooks Gump, PhD, who led the study, explains the research and its findings, including that the damage might be reversible, plus plans for further study. Gump is the Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health in Falk College of Syracuse University. Families who participated in the original study are invited to learn more about upcoming research by contacting him at [email protected]