Kerry Nix was a staff writer for The Lens. Her work previously appeared in Pittsburgh’s PublicSource and Wesleying.org, a student-run publication at her alma mater. She graduated from Wesleyan University with majors in economics and Italian studies and a minor in environmental studies.
Nationwide, millions of lead tests kits were recalled since last year due to the risk of falsely low results. Children’s Hospital of New Orleans used the faulty kits, possibly affecting hundreds of kids. The problem affects children whose tests showed a low or slightly elevated level.