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Toxic Effects of Lead on Reproductive Health: Fewer Births, More Fetal Deaths

Feb 28, 2018 12:10PM

In a new working paper from the West Virginia University Department of Economics, authors Daniel S. Grossman and David J.G. Slutsky found that during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, from 2014 to 2016, there was a 58 percent rise in fetal deaths, and 275 fewer births compared to adjacent areas near Detroit.


This article appears in the March 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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