Lead Poisoning

Teacher: Drinking from lead-infested school fountain made me ill

The city’s lead-poison problem isn’t just in the housing projects.<p>An Upper West Side kindergarten teacher is suing the Department of Education, …

New York City

Mother outraged after Greeley toddler tests positive for lead poisoning

GREELEY, Colo. -- A mother is outraged at her landlord after learning her 2-year-old son Daemian has lead poisoning.<p>Jennifer Homa says she didn't …


DOI: NYCHA submitted 'false documentation' to feds about lead paint inspections

The New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct mandatory lead paint inspections, but in compliance reports to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said that it had, the city Department of Investigation said Tuesday.<p>According to a report issued by DOI, NYCHA failed to inspect …


Special Report: Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York areas

In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.<p>The city outlawed residential lead paint in 1960, 18 years before …


Detroit kids have state’s highest lead poisoning rate

Detroit had Michigan’s highest proportion of children test positive for lead poisoning – 8.8 percent citywide – in 2016, including one Zip Code where …


Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s

(Reuters) - Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.<p>While the number of …


Hasidic Neighborhood In Brooklyn Has Lead Levels Three Times Worse Than Flint

A Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn — one that has New York City’s highest concentration of children — has lead poisoning levels three times worse …

Jewish Culture

Lead Poisoning From ‘Healing Bracelet’

Medical Journals

Farmer's cattle die after burnt out car in field causes lead poisoning

A farmer in Cork lost two cattle to lead poisoning after a car was burnt out in a field where they were grazing.

News (Ireland)

Experts to discuss strategies to end lead poisoning

The Eck Institute for Global Health will host “A Blueprint for Action: How We Can End Lead Poisoning in 5 Years” at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 (Monday) at the …


The 'Horrifying' Consequence of Lead Poisoning

Exposure to the toxin leads to higher risk of miscarriages, new research finds, in addition to other long-lasting effects.<p>When the city of Flint, Michigan, temporarily switched its water source to the Flint River in 2014, it didn’t treat the water properly. The untreated river water corroded pipes, …


A little bit of chart history for Wednesday

As you all know, I’m smitten by all things lead related. A couple of days ago I came across an interesting little historical anecdote that I’m going …


Poisoned, Then Buried: Before Vesuvius, Toxic Water Likely Sickened Pompeii

When Mount Vesuvius in southwestern Italy erupted in A.D. 79, it engulfed the city of Pompeii so quickly that residents barely had time to react to …


Lena is still fighting the Luthor legacy in Supergirl episode 305

<b>Spoilers ahead for Supergirl Season Three, Episode 5: "Damage."</b><p>News reports are coming in that children across the city are suffering the effects of …

Super Girl

South Bend group gets grant to prevent child lead poisoning

A neighborhood group in South Bend has won a $30,000 federal grant to prevent lead poisoning in children.<p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's …


Lawsuit Alleges Major Pet Food Manufacturer Has Been Feeding Animals Lead

Blue Buffalo has not been immune to errors in quality control over the past few years. The pet food manufacturer has issued three recalls in 2017 …


More Maryland children than ever getting tested for lead poisoning

The state is starting to see gains from the requirement beginning last year that all children be tested for lead poisoning at the ages of one and …


There May Be a Lot More Lead-Contaminated Candy in Stores Than We Realized

You might want to wait on that candy bar. A new study out of California has found that the state’s public health department issued more alerts for …

Public Health

Archaeologists study how lead poisoning affected the Roman Empire

Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield are investigating how lead poisoning affected human health in the Roman Empire.

Ancient History

Lead poisoning warning for Vic renovators

Victorian renovators are being urged to watch out for lead poisoning when working on older houses this summer.


Lead Paint Still Poses a Safety Risk for Millions of Americans

Even though lead paint was banned back in 1978, it remains a real and present danger in tens of millions of U.S. homes. In fact, more than 87 percent …

Consumer News

Don’t be so rigid in your thinking

0 Shares<p>“She doesn’t look like a person with an addiction problem to me,” replied the physician to the psychiatrist, referring to a patient who was …


Lead poisoning plummets thanks to cleaner petrol

Lead poisoning in expectant mothers has fallen dramatically since lead was finally phased out of petrol in 2006.


Pa. Game Commission: Increasing Number Of Bald Eagles Suffering From Lead Poisoning

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the number of cases of lead poisoning in bald eagles is …


Poisonous Homes

Toxic lead continues to plague families across the Chicagoland area. In older homes with lead paint, these poisonous homes are changing children's …


Lead poisoning warning for Vic renovators Yahoo7 News

Victorian renovators are being urged to watch out for lead poisoning when working on older houses this summer.<p>Contaminated paint dust can easily be …

Australian News

CDC awards state health department $361K for lead poisoning prevention

The state Department of Health has been awarded $361,956 in federal funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its …

Public Health

Detroit council delays action on landlord crackdown

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday delayed a vote to toughen its rental regulations, including a controversial measure that would stop landlords …


Health study: Thousands of Wash. kids at risk for elevated lead exposure

Right now there are children in our state who have been exposed to lead and don't even know it.<p>A new statewide mapping tool reveals there are …


The Stunning Hypocrisy of the Pro-Life Movement

Why are the major pro-life organizations silent on the fetal deaths in Flint, Michigan?<p>In Flint, Michigan, lead-poisoned water has long been wreaking havoc on the city’s citizens, saddling children with physical and cognitive deficiencies, and possibly contributing to an outbreak of Legionnaire’s …

Pro-life Movement