Courier-Journal by Billy Kobin
Louisville, KY – Nearly 10,000 children in Louisville from 2005 to 2021 tested positive for elevated levels of lead in their blood. But that figure is likely higher when accounting for decreased funding for screenings and many families lacking access to regular preventative care, according to Metro Government officials. Louisville lawmakers are now seeking to fight back against lead, a neurotoxin the American Academy of Pediatrics and other public health bodies warn can, even at low exposure levels, impact a child’s cognitive development, impulse control, literacy skills, concentration and physical growth. For the full text, click here.