NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – In today’s health headlines, Dr. Sten Vermund, professor of public health and pediatrics at the Yale School of Public Health, discusses lead poisoning.

Lead poisoning, especially in older homes with lead-based paint, and among children in lower-income communities, has been a growing problem in Connecticut.

Gov. Ned Lamont and the state legislature took a huge step recently by enacting a law that provides greater resources to combat the issue.

Watch the video above for the full interview.