Parents and caregivers are cautioned not to buy or serve brands of fruit puree pouches associated with lead contamination as it can lead to "acute toxicity" in children. Cadmium and lead remain in the body for quite a long time, according to study lead author Tiffany Sanchez. Medical screenings for many conditions have fallen to the wayside during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns from doctors about patients going untreated. One particularly alarming trend is a massive decline in testing for lead poisoning in children. Researchers found a surprising amount of lead hiding in many different types of baby food.
Water Safety In America: Nearly 1 in 4 US Home Live In Area With Questionable Tap Water, Report Says
A report released Tuesday has found that nearly a quarter of tap water sources in the US are either contaminated or are not being properly monitored. There's more than lead lurking in water; here's how to test if your drinking water is safe. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that the percentage of young children with elevated blood lead levels was significantly higher when the water source was the Flint River.
A Brief History Of Lead Poisoning: From Ancient Rome To Michigan, Lead Has Plagued Our Bodies For Centuries
Due to the metal being incredibly flexible and accessible, lead has been ingrained in human function and society for thousands of years, and it’s been seeping into our bodies the whole time. The district apologized to parents and staff on Friday for not following EPA protocols.
Flint Water Crisis: EPA To Conduct National Water Study, Action Plan So ‘Every American Has Access To Safe Drinking Water’
The EPA has announced it will work on a new national water study and action plan to improve the quality of drinking water across America.