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Lead in Candy


Lead in Candy

Introduction: A recent issue that has generated a good deal of controversy is contaminants in children’s candy. In April 2004, Orange County Register conducted an investigation and published a six-part story about lead in candy, imported mostly from Mexico. Information regarding the investigation is available on the newspaper’s Web site: http://www.ocregister.com/news/lead-200626-candy-candies.html.

Tasks: You will cover one of the following aspects of the story: Introduction: presentation and summary of the issue How lead gets into candies The allowable levels of lead The effects of lead on children’s health and in adults, especially during pregnancy Treatment for lead poisoning Regulations on lead in Mexico and their enforcement Regulations on lead in the United States and their enforcement Create a PowerPoint Presentation of no more than 10 slides that gives an overview of the aspect of this story assigned to you or write an essay presenting this topic to the rest of the institute.

Deliverables and Format: Choose one of the following options to submit your answer.

Option 1: Submit your presentation in a PowerPoint file of no more than 10 slides. Your presentation should provide an overview of the assigned aspect and include a title, brief introduction, relevant information, summation, and references. Remember to cite all the sources referenced.

Option 2: Submit your essay in approximately 1 page in a Word document. Remember to cite all the sources referenced. Font: Arial; 12 point Line Spacing: Double Due Date: By the end of this week.

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