Study shows inconsistent EPA regulations leading to increased child poison risk

A Brown University study that seeks to raise standards for acceptable levels of lead paint found that two federal environmental standards have different maximum thresholds -- a discrepancy that may be putting more than 35,000 more children at risk.

Joseph Braun, an associate professor of epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, says it's "imperative that federal EPA regulations offer a clear and consistent standard" and calls the discrepancy "counterproductive to public health."

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Inconsistent EPA regulations increase lead poisoning risk to kids, study finds