Environmental Health

"Baltimore Struggles To Protect Children From Lead Paint"

"When a doctor found that Kenicer Carty's 1-year-old daughter had a dangerously high level of lead last year, it triggered an alarm of sorts. Officials sent an inspector to Carty's 1930 row house in northeast Baltimore. It turned out that every single window had hazardous chipping lead paint."

Source: NPR, 03/22/2016

"Is The Water Safe In Indian Country? EPA Says It Often Doesn’t Know"

"The Obama administration is sounding alarms over potential dangers in the water supplies on the nation’s Indian reservations, saying the vast majority of tribal members live on reservations that haven’t adopted federally approved standards."

Source: McClatchy, 03/21/2016

FLINT: "Panel Issues Emails Showing EPA Reluctance To Confront State"

"U.S. EPA's Region 5 office tiptoed around Michigan's environmental agency to avoid conflict on the lead contamination issue in Flint, Mich., even questioning whether to issue a violation for failing to prevent corrosion to the city's lead pipes, emails show."

Source: E&E Daily, 03/18/2016

Lead Levels High In Almost 2,000 Water Systems Across All 50 States

"While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years."

Source: USA TODAY, 03/18/2016


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