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Lead Pollution

Robot Swarms Could Help Solve Our Lead Pollution Problem

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Science

Vast swarms of miniature robots are coming -- and they might be the answer to scrubbing our waters clean of lead. "Microbots" smaller than the width o...

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

Hurricane Sandy: Toxic Pollution, Low-Income Families In Direct Path Of Storm Surges | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

After Hurricane Sandy's flood waters receded from Lou Sones' kitchen last week, an unpleasant hint lingered of what those waters had flushed inside. ...

Lynne Peeples

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

China Lead Pollution Reportedly Poisons Over 100 Children

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China's manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 c...

The 10 Worst Sources Of Toxic Pollution In The World

Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

What are the worst sources of pollution facing the world? A report released this week by Blacksmith Institute sheds light on major causes of toxic pol...

EPA Toughens Lead Pollution Limits Despite Industry Lobbying

Grist | Janet Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal regulators announced Thursday a sharp reduction in legal levels of lead emissions, rejecting pleas by industrial battery recyclers who told Wh...

More Lead Pollution? Battery Recyclers Resisting EPA Rules

Grist | Janet Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Lobbyists for industrial battery recyclers charged over to the White House recently to crank up arguments against possible tough new regulations of le...

Poisoning Children in Chicago: An Old Problem in a New Century

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Agin

Children living anywhere in the suburbs in a house built before 1960 are at high risk for high-dose lead exposure. An old house in Highland Park is as dangerous as an old house in Harvey. It makes no difference that the old house has been repainted with unleaded paint.