EPA Ordered to Revise Lead Exposure Standards

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics in 2016 found that despite decades of work to reduce lead in paint, dust, and water, about 3 percent of children around the country exhibit high levels of the metal in their blood. According to the study, the problem is particularly acute in parts of the Northeast. The regions with the largest proportions of blood specimens with the highest lead levels were in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

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