The Lead Poisoning Crisis in Michigan: How it Happened and What to Know About YOUR Water

Photo: Getty Images If you’ve been following the news coming out of Flint, Michigan, you’re probably horrified for the residents there. In September, a local hospital released data showing that the percentage of children with elevated lead levels… Read More

Was Lead Poisoning From Flint River Preventable? Research Implicates Water Supply

  New study strongly implicates water source change in Flint, Mich., to unusual number of children with harmful levels of lead in their blood. Shenghung Lin, CC BY-NC-ND 2. Just a week after Michigan mayor Karen Weaver declared… Read More

Drinking In the Heavy Metal

Thanks to the Flint water crisis, the city’s kids could experience terrible, long-lasting consequences from lead exposure. Photo: Danny Miller/The Flint via AP I met Melissa Mays in downtown Flint, Michigan, at a coffee shop called Café… Read More

Water Contamination Raises Health Concerns for Flint Students

Water Contamination Raises Health Concerns for Flint Students Maurice Rice stacks water at a church in Flint, Mich. Bottles of water collected by Flint residents were displayed outside of city council chambers during a news conference about the… Read More

Toxic Taps: Lead is Still the Problem

By Dr. Mercola Lead is one of the most well characterized toxins known to harm and damage your brain and nervous system. It is so toxic that it has been banned in gasoline and children’s toys, and lead… Read More

Thousands of Canadians have lead in their drinking water. Do you?

When Hannah Ainslie moved, one of the first things she did was test her drinking water. While taking a public health program for new mothers, she had discovered that Toronto residents in older houses should test their water… Read More

Lead Poisoning

What is lead poisoning? Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as paint, dust, water, or food. Lead can damage almost every organ system. In… Read More

Lead poisoning’s harmful impact on physical and mental health

Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014 after lead leaked from the pipes and fixtures into the city’s drinking water. In January 2016, President Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, after… Read More

Lead Exposure and poisoning in Children

INTRODUCTION Attention concerning the hazards of lead in our everyday lives has recently focused nationally on toys and candies, and locally on the water fountains in our schools. Despite these worrisome “new” sources of lead exposure, the overall… Read More

Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance

Lead is a highly toxic metal that has been commonly used in many household, industrial and automobile products, including paint, solder, batteries, brass, car radiators, bullets, pottery, etc. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for infants, children… Read More