A January 22, 2019 Cleveland Plain Dealer
front page article entitled, "Still Wrestling with Lead Poisoning: Cleveland officials to Unveil yet Another Initiative," announced the dismal results of the efforts of highly motivated Clevelanders to rid the city of the deadly poison. Since at least 1992, when a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study estimated that at least 15% of Cleveland children had lead levels above 10 micrograms, Cleveland officials have tried to at least, significantly reduce exposure to lead.
reporters Brie Zelner and Rachel Dissell, summed up that fact in their article, "Promises, Promises: Calls for Action, Little Progress." Lead exposure levels have fallen here and across the country over the past few decades,but Cleveland remains one of the worst areas, with thousands of children exposed every year."