At least 535,000 US children have elevated blood lead levels. The crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, continues to make headlines – but it’s just the most prominent example of an ‘ongoing and needless tragedy of childhood lead poisoning’, suggested David E. Jacobs, a noted authority on childhood lead poisoning prevention.
The ‘debacle’ in Flint should spur urgently needed but long-delayed action to address the continuing crisis of lead poisoning in the United States and around the world, says Dr. Jacobs, Chief Scientist at the National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, and adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. He proposes a three-point plan to identify and eliminate sources of lead exposure nationwide.
A three-point plan that ‘focuses on the fix’ for childhood lead poisoning – identifying and eliminating all sources of lead exposure has been outlined by an expert. Read More