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