Health Care
8:45 am
Thu July 10, 2014

How Rhode Island Is Doing In The Fight Against Lead Paint Poisoning

The U.S. outlawed lead paint in 1978. Yet it still covers the walls of many older homes, particularly here in the northeast. When that paint chips or peels, it poses a serious danger especially to kids. But in 2005, Rhode Island passed a law requiring some landlords to clean up lead paint. And a group of researchers recently set out to find out if it’s working. Hasbro Children’s Hospital pediatrician and Brown University school of public health associate professor doctor Patrick Vivier is one of those researchers. He joined Rhode Island public radio health care reporter Kristin Gourlay to discuss what they found.

Hasbro Children's Hospital took part in the study of lead paint removal in partnership with Brown University.
Hasbro Children's Hospital took part in the study of lead paint removal in partnership with Brown University.
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