The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thomas Zoeller, 2016 PEP Fellow, comments in Consumer Reports about study on lead exposure in children and pregnant women.

Thomas Zoeller, 2016 PEP Fellow, comments in Consumer Reports on a study suggesting that children and pregnant women are exposed to less lead and mercury than they were two decades ago as a result of restrictions on use of these substances. Zoeller, who was not involved in the research, says this type of observational study is “never going to give us a perfect picture of what’s going on in the real world, but [it] serves as an incredibly important scientific tool in identifying potential areas of concern.”