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Improving Health, Intelligence and Economic Growth by Reducing Lead Exposure

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Exposure to lead has adverse health and social implications. With a focus on Bangladesh, the initiative identifies various stakeholders in the acid battery recycling and turmeric wholesale industries—two key sources of exposure—and aims to produce a set of long-term, viable solutions to ultimately remove lead from the value chain or find ways to ensure it does not contaminate the environment. To achieve this, the initiative engages students and faculty from various departments at Stanford, including the School of Medicine, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Business,, and the International Policy Studies Program.

Core faculty members:

For more information, please contact Jenna Forsyth, postdoctoral fellow, at