You’ve heard the news out of Flint, Michigan: More than 3 percent of its children tested had levels of lead in their blood at or above the government safety threshold, believed to be caused by public drinking water. Lead poisoning can damage the brain and nervous system, among other impairments.
Jeffrey R. Martin, M.D., chairman of Lancaster Lead Coalition and associate director of Family and Community Medicine, LG Health/Penn Medicine, reports on the situation in Lancaster, where a recent, local study has ruled out water as a cause of increased lead exposure. Experts instead blame the lead paint used in older homes.
Click here to read Dr. Martin’s entire op-ed.