Life after Lead: Effects of Early Interventions for Children Exposed to Lead

  title={Life after Lead: Effects of Early Interventions for Children Exposed to Lead},
  author={Stephen B. Billings and K. Schnepel},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},
  • Stephen B. Billings, K. Schnepel
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Labor: Human Capital eJournal
  • Lead pollution is consistently linked to cognitive and behavioral impairments, yet little is known about the benefits of public health interventions for children exposed to lead. This paper estimates the long-term impacts of early-life interventions (e.g. lead remediation, nutritional assessment, medical evaluation, developmental surveillance, and public assistance referrals) recommended for lead-poisoned children. Using linked administrative data from Charlotte, NC, we compare outcomes for… CONTINUE READING
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