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Cleveland lead poisoning 2 year progress report: Toxic Neglect.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:00
Local and state policies on lead poisoning have changed, the city has devoted more resources to investigating cases, and new programs designed to screen more children and prevent poisonings are getting under way.

Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00
An industry insider helps call the shots.

EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find elevated lead threatening birds, animals and, potentially, people.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Lead surfaced in sampling required by Superfund cleanup process spurred by spill that turned that turned the Animas River mustard-yellow.

We asked 4 agency bosses about Trump. They're worried.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Take it from four former U.S. EPA chiefs - this is all going to get much worse before it gets better.

ACLU wants Flint kids screened for impact of lead.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan want a federal judge to order state and Flint education officials to screen and evaluate all Flint schoolchildren for health and education disabilities stemming from the lead water crisis.

Health watchdog finds lead in Infowars diet supplements.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Alex Jones, conspiracy theory and dietary supplement monger, has been accused of being a snake oil salesman. But two of the elixirs he pushes in his Infowars online shop appear to be significantly more dangerous than reptile grease.

An 11-year-old has become 'America's Top Young Scientist' for her sensor detecting lead in water.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.

From Flint to Pittsburgh, children need protection from lead, pediatrician says.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
“How do we preserve the tomorrows of our kids?” asked Flint, Mich., pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha at an event Wednesday sharing her ongoing advocacy for eliminating lead exposure in children, first sparked by her city’s water crisis.

Nearly half of the 102 Superfund homes in East Chicago tested by EPA had lead paint. Whose job is it to remove?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
An agency spokesperson said they have no plans to remove it because such activity is outside the authority of the agency's Superfund program.

Lead poisoning plummets thanks to cleaner petrol.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Lead poisoning in expectant mothers has fallen dramatically since lead was finally phased out of petrol in 2006.

Truth is, conflicting water studies are stressing out some in Flint.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Researchers admit their findings need to be reviewed and replicated by others before anyone can claim to be closer to the truth about the effect tainted water had on some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Getting the lead out of spices, powders, supplements.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Public health experts are joining forces to reduce children’s exposure to lead-tainted spices and other imports.

Kill that bad lead bill.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The first item on the General Assembly’s agenda should be to kill Rep. Derek Merrin’s attempt to undermine the only real lead-safety regulations protecting children in Toledo now.

State: Water crisis didn’t affect Flint birth outcomes.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
A state health department analysis released Tuesday on birth outcomes in Flint found “no significant differences” before and after the city switched its water source — contrary to a study released last month by researchers in Kansas and West Virginia.

EPA gives go-ahead on Colorado Smelter cleanup.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plan to start cleaning up contaminated yards in the Colorado Smelter Superfund Study Area has been approved by national and state environmental officials.

Legislature must not derail Ohio cities' anti-lead-poisoning efforts.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
A new bill in the Ohio legislature again seeks to end Ohio cities' authority over lead-abatement efforts.

Test shows fishing sinkers can spike lead in water to 6,000 times federal limit.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
A professor who helped expose the Flint water crisis says a single, new lead sinker placed in a water faucet can spike lead levels up to 96,000 parts per billion -- more than 6,000 times the federal limit.

Debacle goes down like a lead balloon.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Community activists say they predicted more than two years ago a “strong probability” of a “major debacle” over authorities’ “inaction” on lead contamination in north Lake Macquarie.