Globally, one in three children –up to 800 million–have blood lead levels that are higher than deemed safe by the World Health Organization. Despite clear evidence of harm, many countries do not have sufficient capacity to monitor or regulate lead and protect their people from widespread exposure.
On this podcast from Vital Strategies, Pure Earth’s Executive Director Drew McCartor joins an expert panel to discuss how lead affects children and their families, why lead poisoning prevention been overlooked by governments, and what solutions there are to reduce toxic lead exposure. This show features:
- Drew McCartor, Executive Director, Pure Earth;
- Dr. Lynn Panganiban, Technical Consultant of Pure Earth -Philippines and Toxicology Consultant of the National Poison Management and Control Center, Philippine General Hospital, UP-Manila;
- Daniel Kass, Senior Vice President of Environmental, Climate and Urban Health, Vital Strategies
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