Recent Press Releases Referencing Zilber School of Public Health

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Exposure to Lead and Firearm Violence

The link was so strong that about half of gun violence perpetration and victimization was attributable to blood lead levels ? 5 µg/dL (the current reference level for elevated lead).

UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health Receives $2.5 Million for Scholarships

This brings the Zilber Foundation’s total support for the school to more than $12 million since 2007.

League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County

League of Women Voters – Nov. 17 Public Program Addressing Lead Issues: A Milwaukee Focus

According to the Milwaukee Health Department, the primary sources of elevated blood lead levels in children are lead-based paint and leaded household dust, found in buildings built before 1978.