REPRINT: The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint

We’re reprinting this article from Reuters to inform you of the lead poisoning crisis throughout the U.S. This article clearly examines the real story behind lead poisoning. We thank Reuters for writing so clearly about lead poisoning.  The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint By M.B. Pell and Joshua…

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Is There a Link Between Lead Poisoning and Teen Pregnancy?

Recently, in the Journal of Adolescent Health, an article appeared focusing on the link between lead poisoning and teen pregnancy. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of childhood lead poisoning on teen pregnancy and tobacco use. The authors of the article, Environmental Injustice: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco by…

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Can Donald Trump Eliminate the EPA?

Can President-Elect Donald Trump Eliminate the EPA? There’s a great deal of worry and concern for employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) since the presidential election. Now with Donald Trump being the president-elect, all of us stand to see some of the most dramatic changes under his new…

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Is There a Cure for Lead Poisoning?

The dangers of lead exposure are well known and copiously documented. Though federal guidelines exist there are a number of overlapping socioeconomic factors that complicate the remediation of lead in our environment. These factors are called social determinants of health (SDOH) and include (but are not limited to) health, housing, and poverty. If you’re not…

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How do I find out if my child has been exposed to lead? (Part 2)

Parents have a difficult job protecting their children from harm. With so many hazardous wastes and toxins in our environment that can hurt children, it’s no wonder parents are confused about when to seek medical attention. According to the Kids Health Organization, each year in the U.S., 310,000 1- to 5-year old kids are found…

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What’s the Safest Level of Lead? (Part 1)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there exists no safe blood lead level in children. Even at low levels lead affects a child’s IQ ability, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.

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