"EAST CHICAGO — About once a week for much of 2015, Kamia Edwards’ son was too sick to go to school.
Some days he was so hot, he’d take off his shirt and lie on the bare floor of their apartment. He complained of headaches and stomachaches. He vomited weekly.
His pediatrician recommended a new diet for the 5-year-old boy, but the symptoms persisted, Edwards said. Finally, in September, the doctor decided to test the child for lead exposure."