More Childhood Lead Poisoning Is a Side Effect of Covid Lockdowns

Lead screenings for children plummeted last spring, and stay-at-home orders may have increased household exposure to the toxic metal.

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Some Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals, U.S. Reports

Testing found high levels of arsenic, lead and cadmium in some ingredients, congressional investigators said.

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E.P.A. to Promote Lead Testing Rule As Trump Tries to Burnish His Record

The E.P.A. will tout a new rule on testing lead in drinking water as President Trump’s latest environmental achievement, but water experts see only modest improvements at best.

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Most of $600 Million Settlement in Flint Water Crisis Will Go to Children

The settlement still needs federal court approval, but Flint residents were being cautiously optimistic after the drawn-out crisis: “I just want it to be over.”

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Michigan to Pay $600 Million to Victims of Flint Water Crisis

Residents were left ill and relying on bottled water. Health officials said the effects on children were most concerning.

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One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.

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Paris Beehives Trace Notre-Dame’s Toxic Fallout

Bees can act as tiny pollution detectors, say researchers, who found higher but still safe lead levels in honey gathered downwind of the cathedral.

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