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GET THE LEAD OUT ACT OF 2016

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Fatma Zisan Tokac

on 15 June 2016

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Transcript of GET THE LEAD OUT ACT OF 2016

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF LEAD POLLUTION?
HOW HAS US PUBLIC POLICY RESPONDED TO LEAD POISONING?
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF LEAD ON CHILDREN?
*Behavioural and cognitive deficits
*Impairment of activity, attention, adaptability, learning ability, memory
*Anemia

WHAT PHYSICAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES INCREASED EXPOSURE?
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO LEAD?
GET THE LEAD OUT
ACT OF 2016

Addressing the
Environmental Problem

Presented by: Fatma Zişan Tokaç
1. What is the history of lead pollution?
2. How has US Public Policy responded to lead poisoning?
3. What are the health effects of exposure to lead?
4. What are the health effects of lead on children?

OVERVIEW
5. What physical and infrastructure issues increased exposure?
6. How are poor people disproportionately affected?
7. What is the economic impact of lead pollution?
8. What do we conclude?


*Dates back to Rome

1922 - Lead use peaked
1951 – Baltimore ban
1971 - Lead Poisoning Prevention Act 
1974 – Safe Drinking Water Act
1978 – Federal ban on consumer uses

*Disturbances related stomach and intestines
*Damages in livers and kidneys
*Defects in immune nervous and reproductive systems

Is there a safe
blood lead level
for children
*Pipes
*Paint
*Solder
*Corrosion

HOW ARE POOR PEOPLE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED?
*Higher blood lead levels
*Older homes
*Less prevention
*Bottled water not affordable
*Reconstruction not affordable

WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LEAD POLLUTION?
*Direct Costs:
-Medical

*Indirect Costs:
-Loss of Intelligence
-Productivity

WHAT DO WE CONCLUDE?
*Lead pollution in water occurs due to deteriorating and unregulated water supply systems.
*The poor are affected most by the consequences
*Lead related health problems bring an economic burden
*Providing financial assictance to the low income families for infrastructure replacement supply benefits both in terms of public health and economics.

THANK YOU!
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