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Lead control measures are part of new, updated strategies in What Works for Health

Publication date

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lead exposure is harmful to health, especially for children. What do we know about how to prevent exposure to lead? According to recent research, lead paint abatement, lead soil abatement, and efforts to replace lead pipes are more effective than educational efforts alone to reduce lead exposure.

These findings are part of the latest round of comprehensive updates to What Works for Health (WWFH), our tool to help you find evidence-informed policies, programs, systems, and environmental changes that can make a difference where you live.

Other strategies recently updated or added to WWFH include:

For more on how likely these strategies are to work, and the outcomes they affect, visit WWFH: www.countyhealthrankings.org/whatworks.