How Companies Capitalize on Lead-Paint Victims in Baltimore
Baltimore has made measurable strides forward in abating lead paint in city homes, and as recently as last week was awarded a 4 million dollar grant to rid close to 230 more homes of lead. This good news comes coupled with a sad story, published by the Washington Post, outlining how companies have turned buying lead paint settlements from poor, black lead paint poisoned victims into a multi-billion dollar industry. In this hour of Midday, Terrence McCoy, Washington Post Reporter; Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; and Saul Kerpelman, a Baltimore lawyer would has represented thousands of children poisoned by lead paint, discuss.
Listen to the discussion on WYPR.org.