What’s the deal with Lead?
Fight Lead, the Legacy Pollutant that threatens the live of millions
This is a large burden for a problem that gets very little attention. On an individual level, being exposed to Lead in the environment can hinder a child’s brain development.
Lead poisoning can result in a reduction in IQ – cognitive function – and has been linked to higher levels of antisocial behavior. These impacts are thought to be largely irreversible.