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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Despite clear evidence of harm, many countries do not conduct active monitoring of lead poisoning, and only 35% of countries have limits on lead in paint that are legally binding.

Why It Matters

  • 1 in 3 of the world's children have elevated blood levels at or above WHO health-based guidelines
  • 65% of preventable intellectual disabilities are caused by lead exposure in childhood.
  • $977b The estimated economic losses in low- and middle-income countries due to childhood lead exposure.

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