There is a great follow up article, in the Plain Dealer on the Front page of Sunday, 1/6/18, about the discussion of Lead Poisoning in Cleveland at our meeting with Tazz Mays. We were all very engaged and concerned about this issue.
A BURDEN CARRIED INTO THE CLASSROOM
Widespread lead exposure in Cleveland can impede learning
Rachel Dissell | firstname.lastname@example.org
In recent years, thousands of children started
kindergarten in Cleveland public schools already poisoned by lead, which threatens their chances to achieve and poses steep challenges for the district charged with educating them. ¶ More than a quarter, 25.7 percent, of the kindergartners screened had a history of lead poisoning at or above the level where public health officials recommend action, researchers at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University found. ¶ A staggering 93.5 percent of them had some exposure to lead, which even at low levels can damage a developing brain and cause educational, behavioral and health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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