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Better predicting and preventing lead poisoning in America

Lead poisoning is a major public health problem that affects thousands of children in the United States every year. A common approach to identifying lead hazards is to test all children for elevated blood lead levels and then investigate and remediate the homes of children with elevated tests. This can prevent exposure to lead of future residents, but only after a child has been poisoned.
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the problem
Nature and Context

Using blood tests, home inspections, county land assessments, and census data, we can more quickly and accurately predict lead poisoning in certain populations. Applying new tech and mathematical data to how we study these cases we could more actively pursue preventing the poisoning in the first place.

the impact
Economic Impact

Completely eliminating lead in the United States could indirectly save $200 billion dollars per year

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