- Talk (in English) with Lucia Coulter, director of the Lead Exposure Elimination Project (Charity Entrepreneurship alumni).
- Discussion (both in German & English)
One in three children has dangerous levels of lead in their bloodstream. This lead acts as a potent toxin that can cause irreversible harm to their brains and vital organs.
The impact on cognitive development is estimated to be responsible for almost $1 trillion of income loss globally per year. At the same time, the health effects cause 1 million deaths and 22 million DALYs per year. - 1% of the global burden of disease. A primary cause of lead exposure is lead paint, widespread and unregulated in over 100 countries.
The Lead Exposure Elimination Project (LEEP) advocates for lead paint regulation in countries with large and growing burdens of lead poisoning from paint. Their approach is to identify these countries, create incentives through awareness, and support governments to introduce and enforce lead paint laws.
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