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Seller-Financed Deals Are Putting Poor People in Lead-Tainted Homes

The New York Times

A year after Tiffany Bennett moved into a two-story red brick house at 524 Loudon Avenue here, she received alarming news. Two children, both younger than 6, for whom Ms. Bennett was guardian, were found to have dangerous levels of lead in their blood. Lead paint throughout the nearly 100-year-old home had poisoned them.

Do More to Protect Rural America’s Tap Water, Lawmakers Say

USA Today

Federal and state governments must do more to protect the health of rural Americans in communities where drinking water may be contaminated by lead or not even tested for the brain-damaging toxin, lawmakers and environmental advocates said in response to a USA TODAY Network investigation this week.

Could Ben Carson Be Just What the Doctor Ordered for HUD?

Scientific American

Although many in the housing rights field were initially dismayed at the prospect of neurosurgeon Ben Carson becoming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the leaders of some advocacy groups now hope he can make a positive difference—if he applies his medical background to attack some of the dangers that have long lurked in low-income housing.

GHHI in the News

Green & Healthy Homes in the News  CityLab explores Why Lead Paint Still Haunts Industrial Cities in the US It has been decades after the federal government banned consumer uses of lead paint, children are still being poisoned in their own homes The Syracuse Post-Standard's takes a...

Why Lead Paint Still Haunts Industrial Cities in the U.S.

Why Lead Paint Still Haunts Industrial Cities in the U.S.

One milligram of dust That's all the lead it takes to poison a child-the equivalent of three granules of sugar Years before his death, Freddie Gray was found to have 35 micrograms of lead in his blood-seven times the amount that can impair brain development, according to the Centers for...
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