Lead Poisoning

Recall of lead poisoning test means kids need to be retested

Recall of faulty lead poisoning test means kids need to be retested<p>Carrie Blackmore Smith and Hannah Sparling | The Cincinnati Enquirer<p>There's a chance that tests given to millions of kids since 2014 to detect lead poisoning didn't work properly, delivering falsely low results to an unknown number …

Medicine

Progress on Lead Poisoning Bill, But Last Push Needed

We're in the home stretch of our work to strengthen New Hampshire’s lead laws to better protect kids from the preventable tragedy of childhood lead …

Environmentalism

China Abuses in Spotlight: Daily Brief

Plus: Discrimination & violence against LGBT people in Ghana; The "War on Drugs" is back in the United States; Protecting kids from lead poisoning; …

Human Rights

Postwar Suburban Development and Today's Inner-City Lead Poisoning

<i>(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)</i><p><i>THE CONVERSATION)</i> The Flint water …

Cities

Court Tells EPA To Do Its Job

Some days, like when a state congressional race is determined by pulling a slip of paper from a bowl, our political system seems to be crumbling. But then there are times when our three-pronged government operates exactly as it’s supposed to. That’s what happened last week, when our judiciary took …

EPA

Swans likely poisoned by illegal lead shot in Helsinki

Several swans found dead or severely ill in Laajasalo, eastern Helsinki, are believed to be victims of lead poisoning by shot-pellet ingestion, says …

Finland

Winter Meal Prep: Can Crock Pots Give You Lead Poisoning?

Slow cookers are a winter go-to as there’s nothing easier than chopping some vegetables and throwing them into the ceramic vessel for a hearty warm …

Futile

Poisoned Bald Eagle Highlights Lead Bullet Controversy

Bald eagles are scavengers and commonly feed on the poisoned remains of animals shot with lead bullets.<p>The death of a bald eagle—a national symbol—in the U.S. capital has stirred a wider debate about potential impacts of lead bullets and other sources of harmful metals in the environment, …

Bald

NYC mother seeks millions from city after child's lead poisoning

(Reuters) - A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest …

Commodities

NYC mother seeks millions from city after child's lead poisoning | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest …

Coney Island

Eagle poisoned with lead treated at animal rehab center in Washington

WASHINGTON – The animal experts could tell there was something off with the adult bald eagle as soon as it was brought in to City Wildlife, a …

Bald

Can crock pots give you lead poisoning?

Slow cookers are a winter go-to as there’s nothing easier than chopping some vegetables and throwing them into the ceramic vessel for a hearty warm …

Water

Lead poisoning in children under 6 jumped 28% in Detroit in 2016

CLOSE<p>Detroit's demolition program and asbestos: What you need to know<p>Lead poisoning in Detroit’s children had been declining year-over-year for more …

Water

Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law

CONCORD, N.H. — More than a year after New Hampshire passed one of the nation’s toughest bans on using lead fishing tackle, loons are still dying from ingesting fishing weights and lures.<p>The 2016 law prohibits the sale and use of lead tackle in the state as part of an effort to revive the state’s …

New Hampshire

Despite New Hampshire Lead Fishing Tackle Ban, More Loons Dying

Eight loons have died this year from lead poisoning, up from two last year.<p>CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire passed one of the toughest bans in the country …

Boston

Poisoning of reintroduced red kites in England: new paper

A new scientific paper has just been published that suggests anti-coagulant rodenticide poisoning, illegal pesticide poisoning, and lead poisoning …

Scientific Research

Thousands of Neighborhoods Have Lead Poisoning at Least Double Amount in Flint, Michigan, Report Finds

Reuters announced Tuesday that data it obtained from 34 states and the District of Columbia show thousands of areas with lead poisoning at least …

Water

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

Teacher claims school didn't warn her about lead in water

A city kindergarten teacher developed lead poisoning after routinely drinking from a school water fountain — because administrators didn't warn …

Education

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 …

Denver

Report finds 3,810 US areas with lead poisoning at double Flint's rate

• <b>Many communities across the US remain exposed to lead, a toxic heavy metal.</b>• <b><br>An investigation found 3,810 neighborhoods with recently recorded childhood lead poisoning rates at least double those found across Flint, Michigan, during the peak of that city's water contamination crisis in 2014 and</b> …

Water

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 …

Water

Bad conditions in New York City are exposing thousands of children to lead poisoning

• <b>While poisoning has nearly been eliminated in many neighborhoods, at least 10 percent of small children, from 2005 to 2015, in 69 New York City census tracts had elevated lead levels.</b>• <b><br>A city spokeswoman said the comparison between New York and Flint, Michigan, is "alarmist and inaccurate," but New</b> …

Coney Island

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

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 …

Water

Hasidic Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood has lead poisoning rates triple that of Flint, Michigan

Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the …

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 …

Water

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 …

Water

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, …

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