Health | Lead

Keeping Kids On Track

Illinois considers giving lead-poisoned children access to its successful Early Intervention program

Nicole Hamp is a pediatrician who says Illinois's Early Intervention program can help families maximize a lead-affected child's development. (Will Camargo)

When Saeri Geller’s son was fifteen months old, she caught him eating paint chips in their home in Grand Crossing. A visit to the doctor confirmed her fears: Ian had dangerously high blood lead levels.