Rachel Shaffer, Steven Gilbert

Analysis: Getting the lead out of our skies.
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Analysis: Getting the lead out of our skies.

Toxic leaded gas remains in piston-engine planes, tainting nearby water, soil and children. Why do the feds refuse to act?

SEATTLE—The excitement of watching sea planes take off and land from Lake Union belies their hidden danger: leaded gasoline.

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Lead exposure beyond Flint—protecting our nation’s workers.
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Lead exposure beyond Flint—protecting our nation’s workers.

Lead poisoning returned to the national consciousness this year through the tragic events in Flint, Michigan, but drinking water is only one of many exposure routes.

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Outdated lead standards put Washington workers, families at risk.

riginally published July 31, 2016 at 4:01 pm Updated July 29, 2016 at 5:21 pm

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