National Drinking Water Alliance
The 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. Lead poisoning is completely preventable, yet lead persists in communities throughout the U.S.
This a critical moment for action to protect the nation’s children, enhance their opportunities to succeed, and reduce costs to taxpayers. A recent report from the Health Impact Project, 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, assesses the lead risks communities face and key federal, state, and local solutions.
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