We’re taking a break from politics to look at these five important stories that were overrun by last week’s news cycle.
By Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith and 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
On Tuesday, Michigan’s attorney general filed new criminal charges in Flint’s lead contamination case. But Flint is not alone. Reports from both USA Today and Reuters find that lead contamination is widespread, affecting some millions of Americans, usually in rural…
By PBS NewsHour
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 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.
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