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Name of Article:
A Tale of Two Counties: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Industrialization, and Abatement in New England 
Title of Book/Journal:
Economic Geography 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
1998     
Author(s):
Et al:
J.D. Sargent
M.K. Blake
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
SI 
Issue:
Pages: 96 - 111  
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
   
EPA Number:
 
Other Number:
   
Keyword(s):
MASSACHUSETTS-WORCESTER COUNTY
HEALTH-LEAD-CHILDREN
RHODE ISLAND-PROVIDENCE COUNTY
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
The authors examined spatial variation in childhood lead poisoning within two industrial counties in New England: Worcester County, Massachusetts, and Providence County, Rhode Island. Their findings suggest that lead exposure is linked to the differential patterns of urbanization and industrial activity and that a history of abatement can reduce lead exposure. Lead exposure in census tracts with minority neighborhoods varies in complex ways between the counties. The authors conclude that attention to local context forms an essential component of understanding how public health interventions will continue to affect the geography of childhood lead poisoning.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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