Environmental Health

"Sailors Sue Japan Nuclear Plant Owner, Saying Disaster Made Them Sick"

"Within weeks of setting off a geiger counter and scrubbing three layers of skin off his hands and arms, former Navy quartermaster Maurice Enis recalled being pressured to sign away U.S. government liability for any future health problems."

Source: Huffington Post, 03/13/2013

Good News: Lead Poisoning of Detroit Kids Drops 70 Percent Since 2004

"The number of Detroit children with lead levels exceeding a newly revised federal guideline has dropped more than 70 percent, from about 10,000 kids to 2,900 since 2004. Nevertheless, the number of children with elevated lead levels in Detroit and other Rust Belt cities remains much higher than the national average, and low-income people of color are most at risk."

Source: EHN, 02/28/2013


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