Infographic: Replacing Windows Reduces Childhood Lead Exposure
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than a half million children in the United States younger than age six have abnormal blood lead levels. While there is considerable evidence that window replacement reduces childhood lead exposure, federal programs tend to discourage it due to costs. This infographic summarizes an evaluation conducted in a state bond-financed pilot program that replaced old lead-contaminated windows with new lead-free energy efficient ones. The study “Replacing Windows Reduces Childhood Lead Exposure: Results From a State-Funded Program” by David E. Jacobs, et al was published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.
Johanzynn Gatewood, BS, is an MPH candidate at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her interests include health communication, the role of social media in public health, health literacy, and minority health. [Full bio].