Lead in the News

Reuters

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File PhotoExclusive: CDC considers lowering threshold level for lead exposure

 

 

 

Detroit News

lead mapKids’ lead levels high in many Michigan cities

 

 

 

 

lead based paintRubin: For ex-lead inspector, Flint issue close to home

 

 

Detroit Free Press

Could home demolition program be spreading lead dust?demolition

 

 

 

 

 

Detroit News – Johns Hopkins Special Report

Hardships boost asthma rate for Detroit kids

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge Magazine

Michigan children are often exposed to lead found in paint in older homes. While there are numerous programs to help families abate the lead threat in their homes, the problem remains widespread.

Far from Flint, lead remains an irreversible scourge

 

 

Special Report

Economic Impacts of Lead Exposure and Remediation in MichiganLead Study Pic

 

 

 

 

 

Detroit Free Press

Freep Ed board Pic

Editorial: We must take the lead on stopping lead poisoning

 

 

 

 

Michigan Radio:

NPR story clientLead poisoning is still damaging Michigan kids

 

 

 

 Poverty and PollutionGrowing up in poverty and pollution

 

 

Detroit Free Press:

Freaking Scary Lead SnakeEditorial: Don’t give up the war on lead

 

 

 

FukuzawaDavid Fukuzawa: To improve children’s education, we must also improve their health

 

 

 

 

Detroit News:

Lead Free Sticker500K U.S. kids poisoned by lead

Toll revised after government lowered threshold last year

 

Detroit Free Press

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Kids put at risk for lead poisoning as programs cut

 

 

 

Scientific American:

535 Woodlanld Environmental Health FrontLead Poisoning in Detroit Children Drops 70 Percent Since 2004

Lead Exposure on the Rise Despite Decline in Poisoning Cases

 

Michigan Radio

UM study lead poisoningUM study links lower MEAP scores with lead exposure

 

 

 

Education Week

5LeadLead Exposure Problems Spotlighted in Detroit

 

 

 

Mother Jones

 

 

 

Detroit Free Press

High lead levels hurt learning for DPS kids

More than half of students tested have poisoning history

 

 

Lead poisoning may lurk in yards near where forgotten smelter factories once stood

 

 

 

Backyards near former Detroit lead foundry still go untested

 

 

 

USA Today:

Ghost Factories: Poison in the Ground

 

 

 

U.S. News Health:

Experts Endorse Lower Lead-Poisoning Threshold

Cutting the safe blood level of lead in children is long overdue, advocates say

 

 

NBC News:

Red Vines black licorice recalled over high lead levels

 

 

Lead in jewelry leads to Calif. crackdown