Children exposed to lead poisoning

No amount of lead exposure is safe, and any amount can create permanent, irreversible effects to children’s brain, organs, and mental and behavioral health.

Lead poisoning disproportionately effects low-income children and families of color. Higher lead poisoning rates fall within the boundaries of historically redlined neighborhoods, further contributing to generational poverty and racial injustice.

 

Source(s):

Cuyahoga County Board of Health