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Lead Poisoning

Global Alliance to Fight Toxic Pollution

Ben Barber | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

The Global Alliance for Health and Pollution (GAHP) aims to work together to protect the health of over one hundred million people in poor countries who are at risk from toxic pollution.

'Green News Report' - August 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fire at C...

Common Garden Hose Water Could Be Dangerous To Your Health, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

When it's scorching hot out this summer, you may want to think twice before drinking from the garden hose. A new study released by the Ecology Cen...

Lynne Peeples

Are Kids Walking In Lead? Tainted Shoes Seized In Seattle

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

Some 1,700 pairs of children's shoes contaminated with three times the legal limit for lead landed at a Seattle port on Wednesday. The $23,000 worth o...

Parents Protest Plans For Gun Range Next To School

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

Connecticut parents are speaking out against plans to build a shooting range near an elementary school, WTNH News 8 reports. On Monday evening, par...

More Kids at Risk for Lead Poisoning

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

After the CDC lowered the threshold at which a child is at risk for lead poisoning by half last week, the number of children under 6 who are now considered at risk jumped from 77,000 to 442,000.

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Threshold Lowered By CDC, Five Times More Children Now Considered At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

The number of children considered at risk of lead poisoning jumped by more than five-fold on Wednesday, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Frightening New Lead Poisoning Statistics From The CDC

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents

ATLANTA -- For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children. The new standard an...

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Prevention Funds Slashed, Costly Consequences For Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

When Devon Owens checked his then 2-year-old daughter, Dallas, into the hospital last year, he wasn't sure what to expect. He just knew that routine m...

Michigan Needs Early Intervention to Reduce Violent Crime

Thomas Stallworth | Posted 05.13.2012 | Detroit
Thomas Stallworth

Gov. Snyder should be applauded for the crime response efforts in his "smart justice" initiative; however, it fails to commit enough resources toward referring troubled youth to preventive and therapeutic resources.

Lynne Peeples

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Lead Carpet: Who's Going to Lose?

Nancy Chuda | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Nancy Chuda

A recent federal analysis revealed that approximately 400 shades of popular lipsticks contained trace amounts of lead.

Nigeria: Child Lead Poisoning Crisis

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Thousands of children in northern Nigeria need immediate medical treatment and dozens of villages remain contaminated two years into the worst lead poisoning epidemic in modern history.

Your Home's Old Age Might Be Dangerous For Kids

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.05.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your hous...

Panel Urges Lower Cutoff For Child Lead Poisoning

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents

ATLANTA -- For the first time in 20 years, a federal panel is urging the government to lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children. If adopted...

Global Phase-out of Lead in Gasoline Succeeds: Major Victory for Kids' Health

Peter Lehner | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Even small amounts of lead can lower a child's IQ level and shorten attention span. Children with lead in their blood are also more likely to become aggressive, violent and delinquent.

Victory Declared In Global Phase-Out Of Lead In Gasoline

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

Victory has been declared in a decade-long campaign to globally phase out lead from gasoline. More than 185 countries worldwide have stopped adding...

Too Much Lead At Disneyland?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

What are the scariest attractions at Disneyland? It may not be the roller-coasters, if an environmental group's accusations are well-founded. The M...

Is There Lead In My Phone Case?

Turnstyle | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Adult Lead Poisoning Down By More Than 50%: CDC

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- The lead poisoning rate for U.S. adults has fallen by more than half in the last 15 years, but it remains unusually high in Pennsylvania, M...

China Is Hurting Its Future By Not Acting on Lead Poisoning

Joe Amon | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Failing to enforce existing environmental regulations and meet health and human rights obligations now will in the end cost China far more -- in renminbi and in lives.

Grassroots and Clean Air in Pilsen

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

What happens when exposure to lead emanates from a non-isolatable source, when it saturates your neighborhood through our most precious and fundamental compound -- the air we breathe?

Lead Poisoning Outbreak Causes Emergency In Nigeria

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAGOS, Nigeria — A lead poisoning outbreak that has killed more than 400 children in the rural farmlands of northern Nigeria remains "a neglecte...

Feds Dismiss Recall Of Lead-Laced Glasses Over Technicality

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults &...

Lead Poisoning in Nigeria "Unprecedented"

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

This article originally appeared in the Global Post on December 2, 2010. Lead poisoning usually causes life-long debilitating illness, not immediate ...