Key messages on childhood lead exposure

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Lead poisoning is a global health crisis no one is talking about. Its effects are devastating and permanent. Dangerous exposure to lead is impacting society’s most vulnerable on a massive and previously unrecognized scale, affecting one in three children worldwide. Lead poisoning causes irreversible damage to a child’s development that robs them of their potential. It is essential to end the danger of lead exposure and prevent a generation of children from suffering its lifelong effects.

This document provides key messages on childhood lead exposure, which could be incorporated into speeches, stories and other materials.