Issue Briefing on Lead Poisoning, 2016
On April 4, 2016, Loyola University Chicago convened:
The State of the City and County:
An Issue Briefing on Lead Poisoning in Chicago and Cook County
The recent lead crisis in Flint has raised public awareness of the problem of childhood lead poisoning in Chicago, and its devastating impact on children, families, and communities. Participants joined government officials, advocates, researchers, physicians, community members, among others, for a public forum to discuss lead in Chicago and Cook County.
Issues discussed included:
- How extensive is the risk of children being lead poisoned?
- What are the sources of lead and their effects on children?
- How do the city and county currently respond?
- What remedies are available?