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Lead Poisoning

Flint Residents Sue EPA, Alleging Negligence In Drinking Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a class action lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing officials of “...

Mike Pence's Environmental Racism

John Halstead | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
John Halstead

Outgoing Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States on January 20th. Pence has been criticized for a variety of reasons recently, but one area that deserves more attention is his environmental racism.

How Do You Finance Replacing Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Lead Pipes?

Michael Curley | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Michael Curley

The people of Flint and the thousands of other cities who have water contaminated by lead are between a rock and a hard place.

The EPA Knows How To Prevent The Next Flint. Will A Trump EPA Do It?

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

It is becoming increasingly clear that many of the conditions that contributed to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are also present in tho...

'Green News Report' - December 20, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New report finds 3,000 American communities have high levels of lead cont...

The 'Next Flint' Could Already Be Happening For 4 Million Americans

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

If you’re looking for the location of the “next Flint” water crisis, you might want to head to the countryside. That’s because small, rural a...

Mitt Romney Gets Lead Poisoning By Kissing Trump's 'Gold' Ring

Marty Rudoy | Posted 12.18.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

Mayo Clinic: Goodyear Satire Co-- Don't kiss Donald Trump's ring. That's the lesson former governor Mitt Romney learned the hard way. Romney was dia...

Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.28.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous p...

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.