Lead in the News


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