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Protect kids from lead poisoning

11 million Americans suffer from lead poisoning.

Millions of people consume drinking water from lead pipes and the agency said tighter standards would improve IQ scores in children and reduce high blood pressure and heart disease in adults. Cities must replace harmful lead pipes within 10 years under new Biden administration plan. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed the strongest overhaul of lead in drinking water rules in more than three decades. - ABC

Now that is a BFD! How do you explain the dangers of lead poisoning? Which counties have the most exposure to lead poisoning? Help people understand the danger that lead contaminated water poses for their kids and what they can do about it? How can the danger and President Biden's plan be explained in seconds? In an interactive form that can be easily shared on social media and read on a phone, tablet or laptop.

Take a look at this infographic designed with the free Kumu and EZGIF apps and read on for an overview of effective digital storytelling.

Protect kids from lead poisoning

"Millions of people consume drinking water from lead pipes and the agency said tighter standards would improve IQ scores in children and reduce high blood pressure and heart disease in adults. It is the strongest overhaul of lead rules in more than three decades, and will cost billions of dollars.

Lead pipes connect water mains in the street to homes and are typically the biggest source of lead in drinking water. They are most common in older, industrial parts of the country. Lead crises have hit poorer, majority-Black cities like Flint especially hard, propelling the risks of lead in drinking water into the national consciousness. Their impact reaches beyond public health. After the crises, tap water use declined nationally, especially among Black and Hispanic people. The Biden administration says investment is vital to fix this injustice and ensure everyone has safe, lead-free drinking water." - CNBC

Tips for better digital storytelling

Start with the assumption that people are busy and not interested in your artiCLe. They may not even know about your content. Good storytelling increases the chances of readers finding your article, and delivering you in a content in a form that's easy to understand and share. Follow these ten tips to get started.

Better digital storytelling - grab their attention

Tips for better digital storytelling - make it easy to navigate and search for information

Tips for better digital storytelling - let readers find information while still keeping the big picture in mind.

Ten tips for better digital storytelling - focus readers attention on keypoints with highlights

Protect kids from lead poisoning

Better digital storytelling - optimize your content for SEO

Ten tips for better digital storytelling - publish your article on different platforms

TakeAway: Learn to storytell better to explain vital issues such as protecting kids from lead poisoning.

Share this interactive map with this link https://embed.kumu.io/ac893b4b6d3ca39b4ecb8a5ca407536d
Tips for better storytelling

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