Childhood lead poisoning: the torturous path from science to policy.

  title={Childhood lead poisoning: the torturous path from science to policy.},
  author={D C David C Bellinger and Andrew M. Bellinger},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={116 4},
The long history of lead poisoning provides many lessons about the process by which scientific knowledge is translated into public health policy. In the United States, lead was added to paint and to gasoline in enormous quantities long after medical evidence clearly showed that excessive lead exposure caused considerable morbidity in the population. This article discusses some of the factors that contributed to the slow pace of efforts to address this problem, including the ubiquity and… CONTINUE READING
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