Retro Report on PBS

Lingering Peril From Paint

Episode 5 | 14m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

The federal government banned lead from gasoline and household products years ago, but a toxic mess remains. About half a million children – disproportionately children of color – have dangerously high lead levels in their blood, mostly from exposure to peeling paint and contaminated dust. The fight over who should clean it up has lasted for decades.

Aired: 10/21/19

Expires: 10/06/26

Rating: TV-14

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Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

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Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

Retro Local is a companion initiative to Retro Report on PBS, highlighting local headlines and the historical seeds that were planted years ago in communities across the country.

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