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Biden's infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US

President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
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Too much lead in water at some North Carolina child care centers

The testing has found 8.5 percent of centers had at least one tap that exceeded the state’s lead hazard threshold of 15 parts per billion.
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Sarah Glick, Barbara Nabrit-Stephens: We pediatricians have seen what lead poisoning does to children

Experts estimate that 1 out of every 5 cases of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is related to lead.
Justice

Florida’s only lead factory didn't protect workers. Regulators didn't either.

Federal inspectors haven't been to Gopher Resource in five years, while violations and problems mounted.

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Justice

'I felt I killed my children': lead poisons California community – and fills kids' teeth

A battery recycling plant blanketed Latino communities with chemicals – and thousands of properties remain toxic
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Justice

U.S. Judge Lynn Adelman declines to leave lead paint poisoning case

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman said his 2020 essay critical of the U.S. Supreme Court and Republicans doesn't require recusal from lead paint cases.
Justice

Federal housing agency failed West Calumet families, leaving kids exposed for decades to lead, report says

A damning federal report concluded several agencies missed “multiple opportunities” to shield children living at the former West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago from lead and arsenic poisoning.
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Justice

Watchdog group: HUD, other agencies failed East Chicago families, children exposed to lead

A federal watchdog says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other agencies missed "multiple opportunities" to safeguard residents from lead and arsenic contamination.
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Justice

Alabama bill aims to reduce children’s exposure to lead paint

Last year, pediatricians across Alabama discovered elevated lead levels in more than 1,000 children.
Toxics

Wildlife expert warns of dangers of lead poisoning

Concern is growing when it comes to lead poisoning in animals.
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Justice

Avert lead poisoning disaster waiting to explode in Nigeria’s gold industry      

Nigeria's mining sector was engulfed with an outbreak of lead poisoning in 2008 that drew global attention as over 600 children lost their lives.

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Toxics

More deer hunting means more lead poisoning in eagles, Raptor Center says

More Minnesotans went deer hunting than previous years, which means more eagles had access to deer remains left behind.
Justice

Progress, at last, addressing lead poisoning in Buffalo, NY

For years, City Hall dallied in the face of a lead poisoning epidemic among children in Buffalo's poorest neighborhoods. City officials have finally put in place a plan being praised as a "huge step forward."

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Justice

11 takeaways from judge’s preliminary OK of Flint water crisis settlement

U.S. District Court Judith E. Levy’s opinion and order is 72-page document issued Thursday, Jan. 21.
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