The brain damage caused by lead paint is irreversible. The lead based paint tastes "sweet", further urging kids to eat even more of it. Children naturally put things in their mouth anyway, called pica. But why should any of this matter, when the politicians need something new to embrace in order to create appeal. Trust me on this one- its going to be a major presidential campaign point. The flames of american nationalism will be fanned. You will hear how bad foreign countries are towards our american children. Strangely ironic, though, the statistics show that the vast majority of kids affected by lead are undocumented immigrants.
I'm conducting some empirical research studies on the issue myself using my own children as subjects. On occasion, I feed them large doses of matzoh ball soup. To date, they have not shown any affects of lead based paint. It seems that Jewish Penicillin is a vaccine against lead paint poisoning. Who knew? If any of the presidential candidates happen to mention my work, I hope they remember the little people.