In our news wrap Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy denied President Trump sought to blackmail him over military aid to Ukraine. Zelenskiy also vowed that his country would investigate whether Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, Apple…
Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water a priority.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Since 2014, Flint, Michigan, has been synonymous with tainted water. Five years on, not all of the city's residents have access to safe water. Some wait for hours in line to obtain bottled water, while others deal with the physical…
By John Yang, Rachel Wellford
Outdated regulations for lead have failed to protect children’s health.
By Jill Johnston, The Conversation
By Dr. Amber Robins
It’s easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here’s what we’re reading now.
By Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News
A new report suggests baby food could contain increased levels of lead.
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
Democrats slammed Scott Pruitt for saying he didn't know the science on toxic lead levels for kids, but in fact there's a robust scientific debate on that.
There is a well-established link between lead exposure and learning disabilities, but early childhood education has been shown to counteract the effects. In Flint, Michigan, where the youngest residents have been the most vulnerable to lead poisoning, the city has…
By PBS NewsHour
Our love/hate relationship with lead is as old as history itself. The origin of "plumbing" comes from the Latin word for lead. But only in the 1970s did we realize the consequences of even low doses of the hazardous metal,…
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