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Economic Gains Resulting from the Reduction in Children's Exposure to Lead in the United States

Publication Date:

June 1, 2002

Abstract:

Based solely on toxic lead's ability to reduce a children's IQ, and the relationship of IQ to income, this study shows that eliminating lead exposure of children would result in economic benefits totaling between $110 and $319 billion.
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