Disadvantaged communities are vulnerable to the impacts of lead exposure risking further worsening of their living standards, an outcome likely to weaken global efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals. We urge policy makers to adopt protection systems aimed at safeguarding the most threatened populations.
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This work was supported by National Key Research and Development Program of China (grant no. 2018YFC1801300), the National Water Pollution Control and Treatment Science and Technology Major Project (no. 2018ZX07109-003), and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s National Soil Pollution Investigation Project.
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O’Connor, D., Hou, D., Ok, Y.S. et al. The effects of iniquitous lead exposure on health. Nat Sustain 3, 77–79 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0475-z
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