lead poisoning

Over 170 million U.S.-born people who were adults in 2015 were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children, a new study estimates.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of an initiative to eradicate children’s exposure to the neurotoxin statewide. The recommendation is among many unveiled Thursday by a state board that […]

The office of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has launched an investigation of health concerns among public housing units and homeless shelters across the city. Cases of elevated blood lead levels and false claims from housing and shelter officials will fall under the scrutiny of federal prosecutors, the New York Times reports.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Newly hired outside engineers have been given a month to find Flint’s underground lead water pipes, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday, saying he wants service line replacements to begin promptly but not so quickly that it causes other problems. The governor, facing pressure from Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and national […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aide told him the “real responsibility” for the city’s water issues rested with local government officials, emails released Wednesday showed. Then-chief of staff Dennis Muchmore also told the governor that residents were “caught in a […]