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Low lead levels in children negatively affect test scores

(Brown University) A decrease in the average level of lead in a preschooler's blood reduces the probability of that child being substantially below proficient in reading by the third grade, a new National Bureau of Economics Research working paper reports.
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Lead exposure among preschoolers can predict low reading scores in subsequent years, a new study using data from Rhode Island’s lead-abatement program and repeated blood lead level tests has found.

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