Flint, Michigan’s superintendent is leading a comprehensive effort to mitigate the effects of lead on his students. Since alarmingly high levels of lead were found two years ago, the school district taken several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand…
By PBS NewsHour
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By Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith, Joshua Barajas
Children in 29 California neighborhoods have been exposed to high levels of lead poisoning that rival those of Flint, Michigan, according to data Reuters obtained from the California Department of Public Health.
By Michael Rios
The report comes as the state’s workplace health and safety agency, Cal/OSHA, is considering a major update of safety standards for workplace lead exposure for the first time in decades.
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The committee findings offer no new information and essentially summarize what emerged during several high-profile hearings earlier this year.
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,…
Though still in its prototype phase, this coffee-infused foam might clear the worst levels of lead contamination found in places like Flint, Michigan within a few hours.
More than 18 million Americans received their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015, according to a new report.
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
Flint children consuming city water were nearly 50 percent more likely to test for a blood lead level considered high after Flint switched water sources in 2014, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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