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National Report on Lead Exposure in Children

Pew Charitable Trusts

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint, United States

About this grant

The recent public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, helped renew public support for addressing lead poisoning. The impacts of lead exposure are particularly harmful for children under the age of five, whose brains are still developing. By combining the best available science and input from impacted communities, this Pew Charitable Trusts report seeks to significantly: 1) reduce childrens’ contact with lead (via paint, water, soil, food, toys, etc.); and 2) improve the health of children who have already been exposed. Mott support will help the grantee incorporate input from Flint residents into its national research effort that includes analysis of scientific data, development of case studies, and listening sessions with focus groups. The final report will offer local, state, and national recommendations to address the impacts of lead in policies related to water infrastructure, housing, early childhood education, and health.