It is more dangerous than some forms of cancer — yet it is virtually ignored by the American public. It has seriously afflicted a much higher segment of the population than some diseases that were called “epidemics” — yet it has received little public attention. What we have here is a public failure, a failure to recognize that this disease — lead poisoning — is a serious threat to our health. It has already permanently damaged tens of thousands of babies, children and adults in this nation. And the list of victims is still growing.
Reed, Wornie L.
"Commentary: The Lead Poisoning Epidemic,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol2/iss2/2