The Health Impact Project is using a health impact assessment framework to examine the health effects of various childhood lead exposure prevention and mitigation strategies. A key part of this process is considering viewpoints from relevant sectors to ensure that recommendations include their perspectives.

Advisory Committee

To guide this assessment, the project created an advisory committee that includes experts in environmental health, toxicology, early childhood education, economics, housing, health care, and water infrastructure as well as parent advocates. They will offer feedback on the policies to be studied, research methods, and translation of the research into actionable recommendations.

The committee will also help disseminate the results of the final report.

Download the list of advisory committee members.

Subject Matter Experts

The project has engaged a group of subject matter experts in all facets of lead poisoning prevention and response to provide technical advice on the study and final report. The group helped to determine which policies to include and what research methods to use, and provided input throughout the process.

Subject matter experts will also help to widely disseminate the report.

Download the list of subject matter experts.

Childhood lead exposure
Childhood lead exposure
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Childhood Lead Exposure: Prevention and Response

Prevention and response

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The crises in Flint, Michigan, and East Chicago, Indiana, and the surge of reports from other communities have brought renewed attention to the problem of childhood lead poisoning. Millions of children and expectant mothers may be exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their homes, neighborhoods, and schools. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as many as 37.1 million homes have lead paint. If it chips, peels, or is sanded during a renovation, the resulting dust can be ingested. The paint can also contaminate the soil outside and be tracked into homes.