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Lead poisoning news and analysis from The Nation
October 18, 2019
Trump’s Support May Be Dwindling, but His Assault on Regulations Continues
The administration is planning to sabotage environmental oversight on public lands, privatize elements of the national park system, and stall the replacement of contaminated drinking-water pipelines.
January 29, 2018
Meet the Candidate Running to Fix Michigan’s Brutal Housing Policies
Abdul El-Sayed would be the first Muslim-American governor in US history.
February 21, 2017
Are We Doing All We Can to Prevent Lead Poisoning?
Lead paint poisons many more children than any other source. Are housing demolitions putting their health in danger?
March 11, 2016
The Pediatrician Who Helped Uncover the Dangers of Lead Has Some Advice for Flint
Dr. Philip Landrigan says we should not give up on the Michigan city's poisoned kids. We should give them support, resources, and early intervention services as soon as possible.
February 9, 2016
Flint Isn’t the Only Place With Racism in the Water
Environmental racism is an issue of political power: Polluters and waste sites are placed where politicians expect little or no political backlash.
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February 3, 2016
‘Can Anybody Tell Me Why the Governor of Michigan Is Not Here Today?’
Flint residents rode buses overnight to tell Congress about how the water crisis has upended their lives. Their governor was conspicuously absent.
April 29, 2013
You Are a Guinea Pig
How Americans unwittingly entered—and become exposed to biohazards in—the greatest uncontrolled experiment ever launched.
February 14, 2012
Remembering Dr. Stephen Levin
Dr. Stephen Levin's work continues to effect change and save lives.
June 26, 2007
Religious Leaders Challenge a Polluter
A delegation of church leaders traveled to the US, calling on corporate mogul Ira Rennert to clean up the smelters that are poisoning the children of Peru.
Sara Shipley Hiles
April 10, 2007
Getting the Lead Out
A landmark decision in Rhode Island holding three manufacturers responsible for lead poisoning is a sign of progress nationwide.