A new study linking lead in the District’s drinking water to health issues in children is awakening long-running concerns about the city’s water supply . The research found hundreds of children were exposed to potentially damaging amounts of lead — exposure that could lead to irreversible damage in their development. We’ll talk with the co-authors about the findings and how District families should respond.

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  • Marc Edwards Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech; Co-author of the report, "Elevated Blood Lead in Young Children Due to Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water: Washington, DC, 2001-2004"
  • Dr. Dana Best Pediatrician, Children's National Medical Center; Co-author of the report, "Elevated Blood Lead in Young Children Due to Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water: Washington, DC, 2001-2004"

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