Local professor urges elimination of children’s lead poisoning by 2021

A local professor and an alliance of health professionals and scientists are calling for national leaders to help eliminate lead poisoning in children by 2021.

Dr. Aimin Chen, associate professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, along with researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Simon Fraser University, said that “fully protecting children from lead now and in future generations is eminently doable.”

An alliance of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s health advocates, known as Project TENDR, issued a call this week for national goals necessary to eliminate lead poisoning.

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