Tag Archives: Lead

How Lead In Our Food Supply Could Be Decreasing Our IQ By
The environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on June 15 released a study about dietary lead exposure, with a focus on food intended for babies and young children. Using a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) database...
Flint Residents Struggle To Have Voices Heard As Crisis Continues & Media Moves On By
FLINT — For nearly three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, a city located just 70 miles north of Detroit, have had contaminated water running through their pipes, poisoned by lead and other dangerous metals. The crisis began when local authorities decided to...
U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated By
MINNEAPOLIS– Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident...
Flint Mom-Turned-Activist Describes City’s Disturbing Declining Health By
MINNEAPOLIS — For almost three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, have had poison running through their pipes. The city’s water supply has been tainted by lead and other dangerous pollutants since the city started drawing its water from the polluted Flint...
Four Million Americans Have Dangerously High Lead Levels In Their Water By
The NRDC examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) violation and enforcement records from 2013-2015 and found that over 3.9 million people have water flowing into their homes that exceeds the agency’s action level. “Americans take it for granted that...
FBI Now Involved In Flint Water Crisis Investigation By
The FBI is joining the investigation into the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported on Monday. Gina Balaya, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit, told the Free Pressthat federal prosecutors are “working...
Emails Show Flint Govt Bought Clean Water For Themselves While Residents Drank Poison For A Year By
Flint, MI — As the water crisis in Flint shows no signs of coming to an end anytime soon, one thing is clear — not one government official has yet to be held accountable for causing it. As details emerge about how officials have known about the tainted water and simply...
Flint All Over Again? Lead Poisoning Scandal Strikes Ohio Town By
Schools in Sebring, Ohio were closed for a third day on Tuesday and pregnant women and children have been advised not to drink the water, after tests showed elevated levels of lead in the local water supply. Though the village of about 4,300 in northeastern Ohio is much...
Michigan Gov. Know About Flint’s Toxic Water For Over A Year By
Redacted emails released Wednesday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder show that his administration was informed of problems with Flint’s water almost a year ago, many months before the embattled governor or his staff begrudgingly admitted to bearing any responsibility...
Native American Tribe Donates $10,000 Flint Residents Amid Water Crisis By
Flint, Michigan —The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee, Michigan has donated $10,000 to the Genesee County sheriff’s office to assist in providing clean water to the residents of Flint, Michigan. Flint is currently under a state of emergency after local,...