Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lead the cause of poverty cycles?

While doing homework for my course in Environmental Health at Georgia Health Sciences University yesterday I found this video of Congressional testimony by Dr. Herbert Needleman dated 1991. I did not realize how dangerous old lead paint is to children and the neurological damage and learning disabilities it can cause. Given that children in poor families must often live and attend school in old structures is there reason to wonder why we as a society continue to struggle to break the cycles of multigenerational poverty?

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