Good Morning, Baltimore

I just ran across this post on Colorlines about quite unethical lead poisoning research in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1990s.  I think sometimes we look at more historic projects like Tuskegee as artifacts of the past from which we’ve learned.  But I can’t help but read this and wonder what continues in public health research today.

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One Response to Good Morning, Baltimore

  1. bsbnerds says:

    Unfortunately, there are observational epi studies going on in other urban centers that address lead poisoning in children, as well. Fact of the matter is, low-income residents have less lead-free options (& the ethics of that are obviously terrible, too!). In exchange for participation in the study I most recently read about, apartment residents & landlords have been given money & assistance to rid the building of lead-based paints.

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