Lead poisoning from contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, got national attention and action, yet lead poisoning — from other sources — has been an issue in many cities for years. Parents are worried about the known health effects of the toxin on their children's brain development.
But it's possible the brain can compensate. One thing that might help? Reading.
Anne Glausser from member station WCPN reports.
This segment aired on August 23, 2019.