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.


Replacing Windows Reduces Childhood Lead Exposure: Results From a State-Funded Program
Jacobs, David E. PhD, CIH; Tobin, Matthew MS; Targos, Loreen MS; Clarkson, Dale BS; Dixon, Sherry L. PhD; Breysse, Jill MHS, CIH; Pratap, Preethi PhD; Cali, Salvatore MPH, CIH
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: September/October 2016 – Volume 22 – Issue 5 – p 482–491
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000389

Dr. David E. Jacobs

David Jacobs, PhD, CIH, is the Chief Scientist at the National Center for Healthy Housing. He also serves as Director of the US Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Housing Related Disease and Injury for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO WHO), an adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and as a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on childhood lead poisoning prevention and was principal author of both the President’s Task Force Report on the subject in 2000 and the Healthy Homes Report to Congress in 1999. [Full bio.]