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Posts Tagged ‘lead contamination’

Most Americans were shocked when the full extent of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination crisis became public knowledge. Flint, however, is far from an isolated incident. The overall water infrastructure of the United States currently holds a D rating from the American Society of Engineers. As pipes and lines continue to age, cities around the […]

  Florida school officials in Pinellas County alerted families last month that the water at Azalea Elementary in St. Petersburg tested positive for dangerous levels of lead. As a precaution the employees at the school switched to bottled water for all consumption after the discovery was made. An email from district spokeswoman Lisa Wolf explained […]

In the wake of the ongoing lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI, many families have become increasingly aware of the harmful effects of lead and how much lead appears in the natural world and in our homes. Before the full extent of lead’s toxicity was known much of the population was exposed to lead through […]