Health Impact Project Publishes Report on Childhood Lead Exposure
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, recently released a report entitled, 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure: An Assessment of the Risks Communities Face and Key Federal, State, and Local Solutions. The report explores and assesses implications of childhood lead exposure and provides a cost-benefit analysis of various policies to prevent and respond to such lead exposure issues. With a focus on public health and health equity, the report details a series of potential solutions to addressing childhood lead exposure, including reducing lead in drinking water, food, and consumer products, cleaning up contaminated soil, improving blood lead testing among children, and improving public access to local data. The full report, as well as more information, is available here.