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By Gabriel Filippelli, The Conversation
U.S. health officials are changing their definition of lead poisoning in young children. The more stringent standard was announced Thursday.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Nestled against the shore of Lake Michigan on the southwestern side of the state, Benton Harbor is a small town with a population of just under 10,000. According to the U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2019, 84.7 percent of people…
By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
One in two children in the U.S. have detectable levels of lead in their blood, cavers descend to the bottom of Yemen’s ‘Well of Hell’ for the first time and newly discovered fossil footprints show earlier human arrival in North…
By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
President Joe Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, exposed major health and environmental concerns for residents and prompted new scrutiny of access to clean drinking water in the U.S. But Flint is still grappling with the consequences of its crisis, including financial…
By Dr. Howard Markel
It is a query that has invited many diagnoses over the last 200 years.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water a priority.
By John Yang, Rachel Wellford
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…
In Newark, New Jersey, worries and anger over contaminated drinking water are growing by the day. High lead levels have been found at many of Newark’s homes, in a case echoing the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan. City officials…
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