The scourge of lead poisoning

The outrage over Flint, Michigan’s contaminated water supply should serve as a wakeup call about the problem of lead poisoning more broadly and its sources.  While attention should not/cannot move away from Flint, fixing Flint’s pipes will not be sufficient to protect its children from the harms of an even greater source of lead poisoning, lead paint.  In his February 7th column, Nicholas Kristof quotes a former CDC official, “Flint is a teachable moment for America.” Read more. 


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