Preventing Childhood Lead Exposure: Costs and Benefits

Jun 10, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

The United States lags behind many major countries in reducing sources of lead exposure even though many children in the U.S. are at risk. In 2016, an estimated 270,000 children between the ages 1-5 had elevated blood lead levels. The Value of Lead Prevention website, created by Altarum with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, allows state and community leaders and the public to easily calculate the cost of lead exposure in their state. It also computes the economic benefits of specific policies and programs, from replacing lead drinking water service lines to eradicating lead paint hazards in older homes.


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Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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