Five Actions to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

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Lead is poisoning around one in three children globally on a massive and previously unrecognized scale. Lead poisoning is a major contributor to intellectual disability among children in low- and middle-income countries. Lead is a public health hazard in every region of the world, contributing to disease burden, disability and death. Most of the children with the highest blood lead levels live in low- and middle income-countries in Asia and Africa, but many are also affected in Central and South America and Eastern Europe, as well as in pockets within high-income countries across the globe.  

This document provides five actions each for governments, the private sector and civil society to do to help end childhood lead poisoning.