Lead Poisoning Stories
Millions Of Americans May Be Drinking Poisoned Water
The water problem in Flint, Michigan may be a nationwide health concern.
Legionnaire's Spike In Michigan County Dealing With Water Crisis
The Michigan county already reeling from lead-contaminated drinking water has seen a spike of Legionnaires' disease.
Police Go Door-To-Door To Prevent More Lead Poisoning In Michigan Town
Michigan State Police will hand out bottled water and filters to Flint residents Tuesday, following an ongoing public health crisis with the town's lead-poisoned water supply.
Could Early Childhood Education Have Prevented Michigan's Lead Poisoning Crisis?
New study strongly implicates water source change in Flint, Mich., to unusual number of children with harmful levels of lead in their blood.
Maryland Will Now Test All Toddlers For Lead Poisoning
Maryland expands its lead screening program to include all children under the age of 2.
In Medieval Times, Being Rich Also Meant Being Unhealthy
Researchers found high levels of lead in skeletons buried in rich, urban cemeteries in medieval times.
Gaudy Christmas Decoration Was Once A Health Hazard To Kids
Tinsel once put children at risk for lead poisoning, until 1972, when manufacturers agreed with the Food and Drug Administration to change their formula for the shiny, paper-like Christmas...
Chinese Official: 300 Lead-Poisoned Children Got Sick From Pencils (False)
More than 300 children in rural China have fallen ill with lead poisoning. Only following outrageous comments from a local official was the nearby chemical plant closed.
Does Lead Poisoning Make You More Likely To Become A Criminal?
According to growing evidence, crime in the U.S. has declined in the past several decades due to a simultaneous decrease in lead poisoning.