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Nicholas Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times.

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Nicholas Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times.

Kristof: A teachable moment

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We have been rightfully outraged by the lead poisoning of children in Flint, Michigan -- an outrage that one health expert called “state-sponsored child abuse.”

But lead poisoning goes far beyond Flint, and in many parts of America seems to be even worse.

“Lead in Flint is the tip of the iceberg,” notes Dr. Richard J. Jackson, former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Flint is a teachable moment for America.”

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