High lead levels found in blood tests of 5 Sebring children

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SEBRING, Ohio — Blood tests show elevated lead levels in five children who live in Sebring, where lead-tainted drinking water has been found.

Health officials say it's too early to know if the elevated levels are tied to the tap water in Sebring near Youngstown.

**For more from a local expert on the effects of lead and why it's so dangerous to your body, watch the video player above**

The Ohio Health Department says it has a team of investigators meeting with the children and their families Wednesday to determine if the water could be the cause.

The state's health director says almost all lead cases are usually linked to sources other than water such as lead paint.

Residents in Sebring and two other communities were told late last week that high levels of lead had been found last summer in the drinking water.

Many are upset that months went by without a warning.

For more on the Sebring water issues, click here. 

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