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Lead Poisoning

Trick or Treat? Why Halloween Scares Moms

Molly Rauch | Posted 10.28.2014 | 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

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

Many Small Planes Still Run On Toxic Lead Fuel, And That Risks The Health Of Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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

'Chemical Brain Drain' Threatens Future Generations, Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

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 ...

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

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lead, Chromium Rob Millions of Health

Ben Barber | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Ben Barber

The damage to the mental and physical health of children and adults from lead, chromium and other toxic wastes has emerged as equal to the risk of malaria in three Asian countries -- India, Indonesia and the Philippines -- a new report shows.

1 In 38 Children Now Believed To Have Lead Poisoning

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK — More than half a million U.S. children are now believed to have lead poisoning, roughly twice the previous high estimate, health offi...

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...

Hormones Out of Whack: The Global Threat From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Michael Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

I can imagine a world where children are not threatened by harmful chemicals in their daily lives, where simple acts of precaution are commonplace, and where our families' health matters more than short-term profits.

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Lead Poisoning Linked With Higher Crime Rates, Lower Test Scores

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to my new blog: Toxic Tracks. Here, I'll be posting short bits of daily news and commentary on environmental health topics. Please send along ...

Lynne Peeples

Secondhand Bullets: The Not-So-Obvious Health Risk At The Gun Range

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green

In late November, the city council of South Jordan, Utah, approved construction of a large indoor shooting range despite appeals from local residents ...

Deadly Delays for Nigerian Children

Jane_Cohen | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Jane_Cohen

In June, two weeks after I returned from Nigeria, I got a message that another child had died from lead poisoning -- the 11th in the same family.