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The Dangers Of Lead Poisoning

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The recent crisis in Flint, Michigan brought attention to how many water pipes in America are made of lead, ? but lead exists elsewhere and exposure to it can cause serious health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and contaminated dust in old buildings.

Lead can also be found in furniture, toys, soil, batteries and other sources.

Here to discuss the dangers of lead poisoning and how to prevent it are Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Research Training at the Department of Environmental Health at University of Cincinnati?'s College of Medicine, Dr. Erin Haynes, and Professor and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Department of Environmental Health at UC?'s College of Medicine, Dr. Kim Dietrich.

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.