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Lead Poisoning

U.S. Cities Aren't Ready To Fend Off The Next Flint

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics

It is increasingly clear that many American cities are facing immense struggles to provide residents with safe, reliable drinking water at an affordab...

Utilities Are Weirdly Noncommittal About The Dangers Of Lead In Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

It’s been a year since whistleblowers exposed the government negligence that led to very high levels of lead in the water supply of Flint, Michigan ...

Thousands Of Indiana Residents Endangered By Incorrect Lead Report

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green

In this industrial northwest Indiana city, hundreds of families who live in a gated public housing community with prim lawns and a new elementary scho...

Government Shutdown Hinges On Republicans Helping Flint

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― With the government set to run out of money in three days, the Senate failed to pass a government funding bill that Democrats oppose be...

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New analysis finds Dakota Access pipeline fails Obama's climate test; U.S...

The Senate Finally Passed Funding To Help Flint, But The City's Wait Continues

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― For months senators have argued over whether they should approve money to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its contaminated water system. ...

Pittsburgh Homeowners Have To Pay Up If They Don't Want Lead-Poisoned Water

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

It’s been almost a month since a test revealed that the lead levels in Pittsburgh’s drinking water were high enough for the Environmental Protecti...

The Flint Water Crisis Will Happen Again

Rafael Salazar | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Rafael Salazar

If the Flint water crisis has taught us anything, it has taught us that we should not expect clean water when we hand responsibility for it to dirty companies.

6 More State Employees Criminally Charged In Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics

Six more people have been charged with crimes for their role in allowing the water in Flint, Michigan to become tainted with lead, a deadly poison. M...

What Really Happened In Flint And Will It Happen Here?

Shari Medini | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Shari Medini

On some level we have always known that lead can be dangerous for us & especially for our children, but the Flint crisis has brought this issue back t...

Members Of Congress Get Free Blood Tests One Week After Lead Found In Capitol Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress and their staff can get free blood testing on Wednesday, one week after facilities managers discovered high levels o...

Congressional Office Building Has Lead-Tainted Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Groundskeepers have shut off all drinking water sources inside an office building at the U.S. Capitol after routine testing revealed hig...

Portland, Oregon, Has A Lead Problem. Kids Are Paying The Price.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Students in Portland Public Schools, the largest school district in Oregon, haven't taken a drink from a water fountain in almost two weeks. That’s ...

Poisoning the Earth and Our Health

Nestor Batio Bassiere | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Nestor Batio Bassiere

It is vital that the world sees UNEA - the world's most powerful decision-making body on the environment - as an opportunity to develop programs and policies that promote the environmentally-sound recycling of lead batteries.

Volunteer Vets Test Pups For Lead Poisoning In Flint

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Good News

Humans in Flint, Michigan, are not the only ones who have had it rough. Dogs in Flint were also exposed to significant levels of lead during the city...

This Town Denied It Had A Lead Problem. Now The EPA's Telling It To Give Out Bottled Water.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

The mayor of Galesburg, Illinois, has insisted that his town doesn't have a problem with lead pipes like the one in Flint, Michigan, that's prompted n...

The Citizen's Guide to Better Health

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

As residents around the country engage in conversations about the future of our country, we hope that everyone discusses the health impact of decisions, and how improving the health of our neighborhoods will allow for a just, safe, and equitable future.

Rick Snyder Vows To Drink Flint Water For A Month To Prove It's Safe

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is drinking filtered water from a Flint homeowner's tap to show Flint residents he's willing to have a taste of the cris...

John Oliver Explains The Lead Crisis With A 'Sesame Street' Song

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.18.2016 | Comedy

The lead crisis in Flint, Michigan was "a perfect storm of incompetence from start to finish," according to John Oliver on HBO's "Last Week Tonight." ...

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, ...

Where's The Next Flint Water Crisis? Anywhere.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, local governments nationwide have had to assure residents worried about brain damage and miscarriages that thei...

Flint and Beyond

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

It's not just Flint, and it's not just water. But it is a real emergency - more, not less so because we have failed to act for so long. Congress needs to come back and ensure that all children now threatened by such toxic inaction have the protection and services they need.

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...

Find Lead-Paint Violations In New York City Neighborhoods

Huffington Post | Shane Shifflett | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business

Officials issued more than 10,000 violations since November 2013 for dangerous lead paint conditions in multi-unit residential buildings across the ci...

When Lead Poisoning Is The Cost Of Doing Business

Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business

The one-bedroom apartment in a 1935 six-story building in the Fordham neighborhood in the Bronx wasn’t exactly Zaimah Abdul-Majeed’s dream home. I...