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Black Children In Low Income Communities at RISK for LEAD POISONING in school

Updated: Oct 10, 2022

Recent research has shown that Black children in segregated/ low income communities are at high risk for led poisoning in school.

According to the CDC exposure to lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed growth, and development, along with behavioral, learning, hearing, and speech problems. Prevent Children’s Exposure to Lead

For children there is no “safe” level of exposure to lead. A study has found that nearly 26,000 Black school children with increased blood lead levels living in low income communities scored lower than other race groups on the SAT test.

The lack of funding in/ for Black communities has had devastating health effects on the community for years. This remains a perverse issue.

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