Food scandals can be nightmarish for the harm they inflict as well as the fear they cause. People depend, of course, on safe food, but scandals happen time and again. The following are some of the biggest food-related… Read More

Lead exposure linked to ADHD in kids with genetic mutation

Exposure to small amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This research is… Read More

The Effects of Lead Poisoning on Speech & Language

Those first babbles and coos are exciting for parents — a sign that your baby is taking the steps to her first word. Children begin their speech and language development at birth, and when an infant develops normally,… Read More

Neurological Effects of Lead Toxicity in Children

The central nervous system effects of lead toxicity are not a new discovery. But widely aired news of lead contamination in the Flint, Michigan water supply is raising public awareness of the prospect of lead ingestion and making… Read More

Effects of Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is very dangerous, and very easy to contract. It takes only a very small amount of lead in your bloodstream for the effects of lead poisoning to begin to show. These effects and symptoms can start… Read More

Special Report #3: Lead In Drinking Water – Is There Lead In My Drinking Water ?

Is there lead in my drinking water?  Lead can be harmful to your health, but just how harmful depends on how much lead gets into your body, your health, and where the lead becomes stored in your body. … Read More

Lead in drinking water poses danger for children, pregnant women

Ignoring water as a source of lead poisoning in Wisconsin and nationwide ‘is putting generations of kids in harm’s way for absolutely no good reason,’ one researcher says By Silke Schmidt and Dee J. Hall Bridgit Bowden/Wisconsin Public… Read More

Flint Kids May See Effects Of Lead In Five Years: What Happens To Lead-Poisoned Children?

 The effects of lead poisoning on children’s brains are irreversible and untreatable. Numerous research studies have linked lead poisoning to a wide array of effects on brain function and development. Now the children affected by recent contamination of the… Read More

Incident of Lead in Drinking Water

This factsheet on lead and its associated health effects has been produced in view of public concern over the incident of lead in drinking water in some public housing estates. What is lead? Lead is a naturally occurring… Read More

Flint Water Crisis: Here’s What Lead Can Do to You

Lead’s one of the most ancient toxins known to humanity. It’s even blamed for bringing down the Roman Empire by leaching into drinking water and poisoning the leadership. Now, 1,500 years later, lead in water has sparked a… Read More