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June , 2016
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Source: Deccan Herald, Date: June , 2016

his one-of-its-kind study by the researchers of the Section of Environmental Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine indicates that lead exposure is a major contributor to children’s intellectual disability in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs), including India.

Researchers have created an interactive map that estimates economic impacts of lead exposure in LMICs and peg it at a total of $ 977 billion. This is much higher than the economic impact of lead exposure in developed countries — Europe and the US at $55 billion and $50.9 billion respectively. This landmark study was recently released  at the United Nations Environment Assembly meeting being held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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