Lead in Drinking Water and Birth Outcomes: A Tale of Two Water Treatment Plants

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Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty/Administration #4339 | Map
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Seminar

Dhaval Dave

Department of Economics

Bentley University

 

"Lead in Drinking Water and Birth Outcomes: A Tale of Two Water Treatment Plants"

The recent drinking water crisis in Newark, NJ's largest city, has renewed concerns about the lead-in-water crisis becoming a persistent and nationwide one owing to the nation's aging  infrastructure. We exploit a unique natural experiment in Newark to identify the causal effect of lead exposure on fetal health. Our findings have important policy implications, in light of not only the long-term impact of compromised health at birth, but also the aging infrastructure that makes lead pipe replacement an urgency.

 

Contact

Shooshan Danagoulian
7-1078
fr4523@wayne.edu

Cost

Free

Audience

Academic staff, Alumni, Current students, Faculty, Staff