An important new publication from the Health Impact Project, which is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts has been released. The report, 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, examines the detrimental effects of lead exposure on children and offers tangible policy solutions to address the problem.
By Trust for America's Health
The recommendations are accompanied by estimated costs and benefits to help policymakers prioritize and take action to address this very real threat to public health.
Recent events in communities like Flint, Michigan, and East Chicago, Indiana, have highlighted the persistent threat of childhood lead exposure. As policymakers explore options to address lead hazards in communities across the county, the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, has released 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure.
Read the report here.