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Lead Poisoning

Flint Residents Suing Over Toxic Tap Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Residents of Flint, Michigan, are suing over dangerous lead levels in their tap water resulting from state and local efforts to save money by switchi...

Public Emergency Declared Over Elevated Lead Levels In Flint's Water

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

DETROIT (AP) -- A public health emergency has been declared in cash-strapped Flint after tests showed the Michigan city's water supply is causin...

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 a...

ICYMI: Mental Health Stigma, Powerful Memories And Ebola, A Year Later

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we launched two major projects on Healthy Living that we're extremely proud of. After a...

How Companies Make Millions Off Lead-Poisoned, Poor Blacks

Washington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE — The letter arrived in April, a mishmash of strange numbers and words. This at first did not alarm Rose. Most letters are that way f...

ICYMI: The Perils Of GChat Venting And Why Suffering Makes You Less Empathetic

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.  This week, we read a handful of pieces about how people envision their place in the world. O...

Erin Schumaker

Lead Poisoning Has Devastating Health Consequences And Primarily Affects African-Americans | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.13.2015 | 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 Cognitive and Toxic Ecology of Impoverished Neighborhoods

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

The riots in Baltimore revealed how deep the rifts are between prosperous and poor neighborhoods in most American cities. Is the American Dream large enough so that every one of its children has the opportunity to live in a safe, affordable home?

Trick or Treat? Why Halloween Scares Moms

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Halloween preparations are in full swing in our house. But I have a confession to make -- I force a stiff smile when my kids squeal in excitement about the trick or treating. Because if there's anything that raises my Mommy hackles, it's Halloween. And now, Halloween just got a little scarier...

For Chemical Companies, Distrust Breeds Change

Michael Green | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

All of us together can continue to bring change to corporate America, and perhaps one day chemical companies will no longer be on the list of least trusted businesses.

African Lead Mine Poisons Children

Ben Barber | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Ben Barber

From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world's worst lead poisoning epidemics.

Lynne Peeples

The Lead Hazard In Schools That Won't Go Away | 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

Many Small Planes Still Run On Toxic Lead Fuel, And That Risks The Health Of Millions | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

A children's playground shares a fence with the Santa Monica Airport. (Michael Brodsky) The regular racket of propeller planes flying in and out of...

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Lead Widespread In World's Largest Paint Market | 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

'Chemical Brain Drain' Threatens Future Generations, Experts Warn | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

The number of industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides proven capable of derailing normal brain development -- and robbing children and socie...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Not Entirely Confident Playground Turf Is Safe For Children | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -– The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly updated its website in response to a complaint that its public information on artifici...

Lynne Peeples

Your Black Friday Guide To Poison-Free Holiday Shopping | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.28.2013 | Green

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday, and so begins that annual hunt for the perfect present, at the best price -- and wit...

Getting Lead Out of Mexican Pots and Kids

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Barber

It was only in 1991, when the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico was found to have high lead in her blood, that the outcry began to grow in both the United States and Mexico to end the use of lead glaze on pottery.

Lynne Peeples

The Poison Risk You Might Not Be Aware Of | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green

In a letter to a friend dated July 31, 1786, Benjamin Franklin wrote of lead's "mischievous" effects on workers. He cited his own encounters with the ...

This Deadly Lead Ammo Myth Is Killing Wildlife and Putting You at Risk

David Yarnold | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
David Yarnold

Don't care much about birds? How about the lead on dinner tables across California?

Lynne Peeples

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

Study Reveals Shocking News About Mexican Hot Sauce

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.23.2013 | Latino Voices

That bottle of hot sauce may be doing more than setting your tongue ablaze. Four out of 25 bottles of hot sauce from Mexico and South America, or ...

Lynne Peeples

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

Lead Poisoning Linked to Violence

Ben Barber | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Some 30 years ago, scientists in Boston discovered that children exposed to lead from gasoline exhausts, dust and paint became impulsive, aggressive a...

Lynne Peeples

Asbestos, Lead Among Tornado Health Concerns As Cleanup Begins | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

Chris Whitley had already survived three tornadoes and had worked at the scene of dozens more before arriving in Joplin, Mo. "It was unlike anythin...