is ravaging Missouri, the state which provides over 95% of US lead.
Efforts continue to reduce the problem statewide.
has child lead poisoning rates in some neighborhoods as high as 55%.
Lead reduces IQ, harms math and reading skills, and increases aggression.
Feast presents a rare opportunity to hear about both urban and rural
issues of lead poisoning.
Lunsford, with "People at Risk," will talk about
lead in rural communities and statewide legislative efforts.
Blount, Jr. M.D., with "Health and Environmental Justice"
will address efforts to clean up lead contamination in St. Louis and
the health needs of poisoned children.
by the Gateway Green Alliance