Title

Protecting Children: The United States Did Not Get the Lead Out

Date of Award

8-11-2006

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Environmental Policy & Mgmt

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Department

Environmental Policy And Management

Advisor

Timothy Gablehouse

Keywords

blood lead levels; hazards; Housing and health -- United States; Lead -- Toxicology -- Law and legislation -- United States; lead based paint; Lead based paint -- United States; Lead poisoning in children -- United States.; Title X

Abstract

The lack of education and awareness of the potential of lead based paint hazards in residents across the United States is still a problem today. Simple educational tools and regulation changes can protect children who are at risk from being harmed by this hazard. Currently, there is inadequate outreach to educate the general public about lead based paint. A questionnaire was provided to families that have children under the age of seven and that live in residences built prior to 1978. The research and questionnaires confirm that more education, as well as regulation changes, is needed to keep children safe from lead paint hazards.

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