Lead Poisoning

Will New Jersey tax your tap water?

About 350,000 homes and businesses in the state are serviced by lead service lines. One lawmaker wants to tax tap water to pay for …

New Jersey

Zion Hill Baptist Church Dives into Michigan Water Emergency

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Bible encourages us to take care of our fellow man. Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) states “And do not forget to do good …

Baptist Church

Shooting range fined $77k over staff lead poisoning from ammunition

An indoor shooting range north of Brisbane has been fined $77,000 after an employee suffered lead poisoning from exposure to ammunition.<p>Kreutzer Pty …

Water

Lawmaker calls for delaying demolition until D.C. General shelter residents are out

As soon as Christina Whitaker stepped inside D.C. General, the District’s troubled and dilapidated mega-shelter for homeless families, she knew she had to get out.<p>“Filthy” living conditions and dust immediately caused her 3-year-old grandson’s asthma to flare. Amir began wheezing at night — once so …

General Hospital

New bill would greatly expand screening for lead poisoning in New York children living in both public and private housing

A bill set to be introduced in Albany on Monday would greatly expand screening for lead poisoning in children living in both public and private …

Special Education

City’s lead contamination problems highlight even worse rates throughout New York

New York City's failure to disclose how many children in public housing have elevated lead levels in their blood has highlighted the state's own outdated measures for determining when a child has been subjected to lead contamination.<p>The New York Daily News reported this week that, since the city …

Public Health

820 kids in New York test positive for lead poisoning while the mayor defends the city's response

Lead poisoning is a long-standing health issue among children who live in public housing across the country. Sadly, we often don’t know exactly how …

Liberal View

Lead Poisoning Among NYCHA Kids Spurs Probe By Comptroller

"There is no question that someone or some agency is misleading the public," Comptroller Scott Stringer said.<p>NEW YORK, NY — City Comptroller Scott …

Public Health

De Blasio on NYCHA scandal: Lead paint may not be cause of lead poisoning

Mayor de Blasio tried to explain away NYCHA’s lead-paint scandal by saying that the poisoning might not even come from lead paint.<p>“This is scientific …

Bill de Blasio

NYCHA LEAD POISONING

A new report reveals 820 children under six have tested positive for elevated lead levels. So, why is this information just being released? We have …

Water

De Blasio on NYCHA scandal: Lead paint may not cause lead poisoning

Mayor de Blasio tried to explain away NYCHA’s lead-paint scandal by saying that the poisoning might not even come from lead paint.<p>“This is scientific …

New York City

Maine governor vetoes bill with funding to fight lead poisoning

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) this week vetoed a spending bill with funding to flight lead poisoning, part of the governor's effort to slow a scheduled …

Water

City probed over claim 820 children had lead poisoning

City Comptroller Scott Stringer vowed Sunday to get to the bottom of the widening lead-paint scandal at the New York City Housing Authority, …

Public Health

How to Stop Deadly Lead Poisoning in Nigeria - Govt

This Day, 27 June 2018<p>Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday faulted the ongoing efforts by various stakeholders in the mining sector towards …

Africa

Nigeria:How to End Lead Poisoning in Nigeria - Govt

The federal government has proffered multi-sectoral partnership as the key to prevent lead poisoning from reoccurring in the county.Lead poisoning in …

Africa

Staving Off Diversions of Lead-Abatement Funds — Constitutionally

The Legislature is aiming to cure itself of a troubling habit: routinely diverting millions of dollars intended to fight lead poisoning into the …

Lead Poisoning

Big Sean Raises $100,000 to Fight Flint Water Crisis

Detroit MC Big Sean said his foundation raised about $100,000 for people in Flint, Michigan affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis on <i>The Daily</i> …

Water

Maine Senate passes bill to keep lead out of school water

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has unanimously voted to create a program designed to make sure drinking water in schools is safe.<p>The senate voted Wednesday in favor of amended legislation offered by Sen. Rebecca Millett, a Democrat from Cape Elizabeth. The bill directs the Maine Department …

Cognitive Impairment

Why is California not doing more to stop lead poisoning?

It created a national scandal when residents of Flint, Michigan, had to drink and bathe in water badly tainted with lead. Closer to home, the city of …

Chamber of Commerce

De Blasio won’t say if kids poisoned by lead got it from NYCHA homes

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday cast doubt on whether the 19 kids confirmed to have contracted lead poisoning in public housing between 2010 and 2016 …

Bill de Blasio

California sues two companies after finding lead in toddler formula

California sues two companies after finding dangerous levels of LEAD in toddler formula<p><b>The state sued the makers of 'Sammy's Milk Free-Range Goat</b> …

Health (UK)

‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines fined $40,000 over EPA violations

The stars of HGTV’s popular home improvement show “Fixer Upper,” Chip and Joanna Gaines, have settled with the Environmental Protection Agency over …

Home Improvement

Protecting Milwaukee's children: What we know about the latest problems with the city's lead poisoning prevention efforts

Buy Photo<p>Once deemed a national model, the City of Milwaukee's program to prevent childhood lead poisoning has come under fire in the past six months.<p>…

Public Health

Diseases With Muscle Spasms and Dizziness

Many diseases can cause both muscle spasms and dizziness or vertigo. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes …

Multiple Sclerosis

Tests find youth lead poisoning declining in Detroit enclave

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - A recent report showing 1 in 7 children tested positive for lead poisoning two years ago in the Detroit enclave of …

Water

Highland Park kids’ lead poisoning on decline

State: 14 percent of Highland Park children had elevated blood lead levels in 2016, down from nearly 38 percent in 2008

Detroit

Blood-lead levels in NYC children dropping

The city Health Department said Thursday that there had been a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of kids under age 6 with blood …

Lead Poisoning

Lead levels in NYC children's blood have dropped, health department says

The New York City Health Department has seen a drop in the amount of lead detected in young children’s blood, officials announced on Thursday.<p>The …

New York City

Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative ends with promise to continue work to combat infant mortality and lead poisoning

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative (GUCCHI), a three-year-old partnership that brought residents, …

Public Health

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<b>Figure above: Children with BLL at or above national reference level (5mcg/dl)</b><p>New York State law requires all children to be tested for lead at ages …

Health Care