GovEx Director of Performance and Analytics Carter Hewgley joins us to discuss the important issue of lead poisoning across the country. His experience at FEMA and at the District of Columbia government gives him a great perspective on what can be done at both the national and local level to combat this issue. Check out his blog post on lead to get more information on strategies that governments can use in the short and long term to address lead poisoning.
Overall, the key issue is that lead poisons people and there is no safe level of lead. 70% of homes in the US were constructed when one or more unsafe lead practices were legal. This means residents, cities, counties, states, and the federal government must continue to pay attention to this issue.
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