University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lead and Its Impact on Learning: What Schools, Parents, & Policymakers Need to Know and Do

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, School District, State
State(s) Pennsylvania
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Lead exposure negatively affects childrens’ learning and behavior, and increases government expenditures related to education, health care, and incarceration. The report makes recommendations geared towards preventing elevated lead levels in growing children and inhibiting the development of negative effects in already exposed children.

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