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Impact of Lead on learning: Impact of Early Childhood Exposure on Educational Test performance (151 KB)

This report presents results of an analysis on lead exposure and testing scores. Early childhood lead exposure negatively affected scores in both reading and mathematics.

Lead Impact on Learning (1 MB)

Many think of lead as an issue of the past. For many children, lead exposure can still affect a child’s ability to learn. Read this report to learn more about the effects of lead exposure in the classroom.

How to work with kids with elevated BLL: CDC Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead (1.5 MB)

This report outlines available scientific data describing the adverse effects of lead, summarizes the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) parts B and C, and provides information on how these provisions relate to children affected by lead. The document also describes major gaps in our scientific understanding of educational interventions for reversing academic problems in children affected by lead.

Nutrition Guideline for Decreasing Lead Absorption (512 KB)

Proper nutrition can slow the body’s absorption of lead. This diet guide offers advice on how to prevent lead absorption. The WIC program provides services and supplemental foods to low income pregnant women, new mothers, and infants and children up to their 5th birthday.

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Utah DEQ Lead Sampling in Schools

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Utah Department of Health (DOH) are partnering with Utah schools to conduct voluntary sampling for lead in their drinking water.


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Originally posted: February 12, 2019 at 12:49 pm
Last updated: March 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm