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October 24, 2016

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Lead and Wisconsin Children

This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  To kick off the week, the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has put together a policy brief highlighting the progress made in Wisconsin on lead poisoning prevention, the need for more work, and potential solutions.

Lead poisoning is particularly prevalent in Wisconsin, in large part due to our older housing stock with significant lead paint and a significant number of lead-lined water pipes.  While addressing the root causes will take investment, those investments pay off in savings of over $7 billion, according to the Wisconsin Department of Human Services.

See more details on policy solutions to lead poisoning in Wisconsin here.

Leland Pan