Children Can Come Into Contact With Lead Almost Anywhere

Homes, everyday items, even drinking water, can pose exposure risks

Children Can Come Into Contact With Lead Almost Anywhere
Child lead exposure
Childhood lead exposure
Childhood lead exposure
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10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

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10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

The ongoing lead contamination crises in Flint, Michigan, and East Chicago, Indiana, as well as the surge of news reports about lead risks in communities across the country have shone a national spotlight on the problem of childhood lead exposure. The increased public awareness and scientific evidence that lead poisoning is completely preventable make this a critical moment for action to protect the nation’s children, enhance their opportunities to succeed, and reduce costs to taxpayers.