Childhood Lead Poisoning: Conservative Estimates of the Social and Economic Benefits of Lead Hazard Control

@inproceedings{Gould2009ChildhoodLP,
  title={Childhood Lead Poisoning: Conservative Estimates of the Social and Economic Benefits of Lead Hazard Control},
  author={Elise Gould},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND This study is a cost-benefit analysis that quantifies the social and economic benefits to household lead paint hazard control compared with the investments needed to minimize exposure to these hazards. OBJECTIVES This research updates estimates of elevated blood lead levels among a cohort of children < or = 6 years of age and compiles recent research to determine a range of the costs of lead paint hazard control ($1-$11 billion) and the benefits of reduction attributed to each… CONTINUE READING