Childhood lead poisoning has been characterized as a silent epidemic. Significant social, emotional, and economic factors play a role in its etiology. Differential intervention in this problem is predicated on understanding the relative role of these causes.
Chaiklin, Harris and Mosher, Barbara S.
"The Social and the Emotional in the Etiology of Childhood Lead Poisoning,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol12/iss1/5