Lead poisoning News

Proposed EPA Cuts Include Oil Spill, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Climate Research

The Trump administration is proposing to slash funding for grants to prevent lead poisoning, climate change research and criminal enforcement against polluters as part of its plan to reduce funding at the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly a third. An …

Reuters: Beyond Flint, Thousands of Areas in U.S. Struggle with Lead Poisoning

On a sunny November afternoon in St. Joseph, Missouri, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. As he played, she scolded him for putting …

Report Finds New York Officials Aware of Soil Contamination Since 1987

State officials first uncovered evidence of contaminated soil in parts of an upstate New York city about 30 years ago, but didn’t officially warn residents until last month. An investigation by the Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester found that a …

Lawsuit Seeks to Have Philadelphia Replace Lead Service Pipes

A Philadelphia woman filed a lawsuit seeking to have the city replace all lead service pipes running into homes from water mains and pay for a lead medical monitoring program. The lawsuit, filed on June 2 by Eleni Delopoulos, alleged …

Missouri Court Tosses $240M Punitive Award from Smelter Lawsuit

A Missouri appeals court has thrown out $240 million in punitive damages awarded to 16 eastern Missouri residents who sued over health problems from the Herculaneum lead smelter. A jury awarded the damages against former smelter owners Fluor Corp., A.T. …

Lead Company Wants Missouri Lawmakers to Override Veto of Liability Cap

A Missouri lead company has launched an aggressive effort to persuade lawmakers to override a gubernatorial veto of a bill that would shield it from large punitive damages in liability lawsuits. The Doe Run Co. contends nothing less is at …

A Valentine’s Kiss Warning: Lead Poisoning!

If you’re going to be on either end of a kiss this Valentine’s Day, you might want to consider smooching bare-lipped. Most lipstick contains lead. Lead has been banned in paint since 1978 because of its toxicity at low levels, …

OSHA Investigates Virginia School After Lead Found

Federal safety regulators are investigating a Roanoke school following the detection of lead in some paint chips. Roanoke City Public Schools deputy superintendent Curt Baker tells media outlets that the amount of lead detected at Highland Park Elementary School doesn’t …