Placing Environmental Lead Exposure on Notice

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Date
2020-11-16
Main contributor
Erik Nelson
Summary
Lead is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that causes numerous adverse health effects in children, particularly neurological and neurobehavioral deficits, lower IQ, slowed growth, and anemia. Childhood lead exposure has also been linked to impulsive behaviors, which, in turn, are associated with a host of negative health outcomes and behaviors. Those at highest risk for elevated blood lead levels are persons living in substandard housing, which are often inhabited by racial minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged persons. This talk will discuss findings of the interplay of lead, concentrated disadvantage and public health outcomes such as sexually transmitted infections and instances of crime. In addition, we will address the power of geospatial modeling techniques to estimate lead exposure risk for communities.
Subjects
public health; geospatial analysis; lead
Collection
IDAH Speaker Series
Unit
Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities
Language
English
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Notes
Presentation given as part of Indiana University Bloomington's GIS Day event.

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