Toxic Neglect Series

Toxic Neglect: Curing Cleveland’s legacy of lead poisoning

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In the past five years, lead poisoning has set at least 10,000 Cleveland area children on a potential path to failure before they’ve even finished kindergarten.

It’s a path that experts say helps to perpetuate two of Cleveland’s most pressing and bedeviling problems: poor school performance and violence.

The problem isn’t a new one. We’ve known about it for decades.

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