Childhood Lead Poisoning May be the Largest Epidemic in the US. Read more here.
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Read about the ongoing situation here. Here in New Orleans, our old pipes can lead to high lead levels too, which is why we’ve partnered with LSUHSC School of Public Health’s LEAD Study, which is testing tap water around New Orleans in high risk homes. If you are interested in having your water tested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website sph.lsuhsc.edu/leadstudy for more information.
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“A Matter of Black Lives” from The Atlantic, September 2015 edition. “Since 1980, more than 260,000 black men have been killed in America. Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, is on a crusade to stop the killing.”
Lawyer Ronald Motley wants to have all current and former paint manufacturers pay to remove every piece of lead-based paint in every wall, door frame and windowsill in every dwelling unit in the U.S. The first-year cost of getting lead out of all federal housing alone would be an estimated $458 million. Why not instead pursue landlords who allow peeling paint? Motley has settled two dozen suits against them nationwide, but of course landlords don’t have the deep pockets of the paint industry. …Read More
“Lead poisoning remains a threat to children in New Orleans ten years afterHurricane Katrina, thanks to the exposure of a new generation of children during the sanding of old paint in post-storm renovations, according to an online article published Wednesday in National Geographic.” …Read More
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