The problems with lead in Cleveland have been well-documented. The city is one of the worst in the country when it comes to children being exposed.
While it’s not in the water, there’s a good chance there’s lead in your home, with paint and soil being the worst offenders.
The dangers of exposure to lead are proven. In children, it can lead to problems with literacy and the ability to learn in general.
Robert Fischer is a professor and does research at Case Western Reserve University. He’s behind a study that shows just how bad the problem is.
“Lead paint is the biggest contributor here,” Fischer told us. “And in old cities like ours that have old housing stock. We’ve got a lot of properties that have lead paint on them.”
The study shows that one of every four kindergartners in Cleveland schools have had elevated levels at least once in their lifetime.
Fischer continues: “We have way too many children. We have among the highest rates in the country. If you think about Flint, Michigan, our rates are 2 to 3 times higher than Flint’s at its highes
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