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NYC Public Advocate: More Needs To Be Done To Protect Children From Lead Paint Poisoning

The Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 04.09.2016 | Business

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James says the city needs to strengthen the current regulations that are on the books to combat lead poisoning, ...

How You Can Prevent Children's Exposure To Lead At Home

The Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business

Though lead paint was banned nationally in 1978, one way children across the country can still be exposed to the toxic metal is via the peeling or cha...

Lead in Paint Is Harming Hundreds of Thousands of Children

Nancy C. Loeb | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Nancy C. Loeb

The story of the poisoning of Flint's water supply and the harm knowingly inflicted on the city's children is so shameful that it's hard to believe it is happening. Unfortunately, Flint is just one example of our collective failure to protect children from being exposed to harmful levels of lead.

Why Pediatricians Are So Alarmed By The Lead In Flint's Water

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

In early 2014, residents in Flint, Michigan, started noticing something odd about their water. It looked different and had a foul odor. People reporte...

This Rocker Has A Heavy Metal Warning For Fellow Parents

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

When Jon Fishman's family moved into their 200-year-old Maine farmhouse years ago, they didn't think to be concerned about lead paint hazards. That al...

Group That Claims To Represent Small Businesses Goes To Bat For Corporations In Lead Paint Case

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. A nationwide group of self-described small and indepen...

Erin Schumaker

Lead Poisoning Has Devastating Health Consequences And Primarily Affects African-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Before Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries he received in police custody, sparking weeks of protest in his native Baltimore and around the country, h...

The Story of Lead Paint Continues Under Globalization

John Pringle | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
John Pringle

As Lynne Peeples' article in the Huffington Post shows, the tragic story of leaded paint is not over. In this latest installment, the good guys are nine organizations with shares in PPG Industries that are trying to do the right thing.

Lynne Peeples

Industry Is Still Making Toxic Lead Paint, And Feds Seem Cool With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green

One of the world's largest paint manufacturers continues to add a toxic heavy metal to products it sells outside the U.S., mostly in poor countries, d...

Lynne Peeples

The Household Threat To Children's Brains

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green

Tiny amounts of lead, chemical flame retardants and organophosphate pesticides, among other toxins, course through the blood of nearly every American....

Lynne Peeples

The Lead Hazard In Schools That Won't Go Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

A contractor cleans up lead paint at a contaminated building in Providence, R.I., in 2006. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki) Portland, Ore. — The ...

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Lead Widespread In World's Largest Paint Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

Bright yellows, reds, blues and greens coat a day care center's walls, fence, slide and swing. More colorful paints peel from tables inside a kinderga...

Lynne Peeples

Flame Retardant Fight Echoes Past Public Health Battles

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

When chemical companies hired Grant Gillham in 2007 to manage a campaign in defense of flame retardants in couches and other consumer goods, Gillham r...

How to End Lead Wars in America

David Rosner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
David Rosner

What would happen if we, as a society, decided our children were "worth" the cost of protecting them from a well-understood toxin? In California, a Superior Court judge, James Kleinberg, has given us an answer -- and a startling answer it is!

Watch: State of Conflict -- North Carolina

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

First it was Wisconsin. Now it's North Carolina that is redefining the term "battleground state." On one side: a right wing government enacting laws that are changing the face of the state. On the other: citizen protesters who are fighting back against what they fear is a radical takeover.

Tips On Making Sure Your New Home Is A Green Space, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | Home

When you're looking for a green space to live in, there are a number of things you need to take into account. Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Z...

Lynne Peeples

Will Lead Paint Makers Face The Same Fate As Big Tobacco?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green

A lawsuit in California that seeks some $1 billion from former lead paint manufacturers is far from the first attempt to hold the industry liable for ...

Lynne Peeples

Major U.S. Corporations On Trial In Poisoning Of Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green

Despite an internal company memo in 1900 that read, "any paint is poisonous in proportion to the percentage of lead contained in it," Sherwin-Williams...

Lynne Peeples

Poison Pushers: Lead Paint, Other Toxic Products Sold To Unsuspecting Customers Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green

Not until Perry Gottesfeld pulled up to the front gates of Seigneurie in Cameroon did he realize the African country's leading paint manufacturer was ...

Lynne Peeples

What Middle-Class Parents Don't Know About Lead Could Hurt Their Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

Erin Pavlica's family pediatrician had never recommended a blood lead test for any of her three children. And when she came in with her daughter Quinn...

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than ...

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Threshold Lowered By CDC, Five Times More Children Now Considered At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

The number of children considered at risk of lead poisoning jumped by more than five-fold on Wednesday, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Lynne Peeples

Getting The Lead Out: Lead Emissions From Aviation Fuel Continue To Threaten Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

Last Wednesday, the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, challenging th...

The Urgent Need to Change the CDC's Definition of 'Safe' Blood Lead Levels

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Jacqueline Caster

Recently, a federal advisory committee announced its recommendation that the CDC change its outdated threshold for the diagnosis of "lead poisoning" in children. The standard has not been revisited in two decades, and it's about time.

Knockoffs And Counterfeits Pose Risks To Your Health

AOL Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Talking about knockoff jackets with Kevin Spreekmeester, the global marketing vice president for outdoor clothing company Canada Goose, is a bit like ...