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May 3, 2022

A tale of two cities: The decline in child exposure to lead in Paris and New York

Lex van Geen
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Blood-lead levels have declined dramatically in both Paris and New York over the past 50 years.


Paris: Lex van Geen, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Institute Science Visitor

New York: Brian Mailloux, Barnard College

Topics and speakers:

Ana Aizer, Economics, Brown University: Juvenile detention and lead exposure in Rhode Island.

Jacky Bonnemains, Robin des Bois, Association de protection de l’Homme et de l’environnement

Florence Bodeau-Livinec, École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, Rennes: Lead exposure in West Africa.

Steven Chillrud, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: History of lead fallout in New York City.

Andrew Faciano, New York City Department of Health: The NYC Healthy Homes Program.

Gabriel Filippelli, Earth Sciences, University of Indiana: Urban exposure to lead and the role of citizen-science.

Philippe Glorennec, École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, Rennes. Sources of lead exposure in France.

Agnès Lefranc, Direction de la santé publique, Ville de Paris. Exposure to lead in Paris.

Ana Navas-Acien, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Health impacts of lead exposure.

Dominique Weis, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia. Tracing lead with honey.

Co-organized by:

Columbia World Projects


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