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Detroit to Halt Some Demolitions Over Lead Concerns

The Detroit News

Demolition crews normally are busy May through September, but in these five ZIP codes, they will hold off razing homes until Oct 1 because of the potential effect the release of lead-containing dust could have on young children living nearby, city officials said The ZIP codes are 48206, 48214,...

Everyday Climate Vulnerability in Places Like Memphis

National Resources Defense Council

Memphis—among six localities in which we work as part of the Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC)—is among them We’re highlighting Memphis this week at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Miami as a city in which leaders,...

The Menace of Lead Poisoning

The Economist

Half a million American children have “elevated” levels of lead (at least 5µg/dL) in their blood This cut-off is just a reference, a signal that a child is exposed to a source of lead that health authorities must then identify Almost any amount is potentially harmful Children come into contact...

New Jersey Advocates Call for Action to Prevent Lead Poisoning

NJTV News Online

In a new report, advocates are offering an action plan to protect New Jersey’s children, especially those in low-income communities, from the dangerous hazards of lead poisoning and exposure The tough part It’ll take at least a decade, and a whole lot of money “We’re talking about a $11...
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