Comedian John Oliver is known for breaking down international and national news in digestible and engaging content for his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” This week, Oliver tackled America’s growing lead crisis by bringing in none other than everyone’s favorite red character, Elmo. In his 18 and a half minute segment, Oliver tackles the question of how costly it is for America to tackle the lead crisis, saying it will likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fix. Watch the full segment below.
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There is no safe level of lead. It's one of those things so dangerous you shouldn't even let a little bit inside you. … Even low-level exposure can lead to irreversible damage, like lower IQs, antisocial behavior, and reduced attention span.