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Across Michigan, in cities large and small, lead poisoning continues to plague children, limiting them in school and on the playground.
While much of the state’s focus on lead has rightly been on poisoned water in Flint, the metal continues to turn up annually in the bodies of thousands of children across the state, at percentages well above the numbers that raised red flags in Flint.
Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.… Continue Reading . . .
(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 2, 2015) – EPA Region 7 has filed a settlement with Bordner Installation Group, Inc., that includes a $19,782 Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to benefit a youth education facility in Kansas City, Mo. An EPA recordkeeping inspection revealed Bordner, a home renovation company, violated the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, resulting in a $21,980 penalty. About $2,200 of the civil penalty will be paid as cash to the United States. The remaining funds will be used for lead-based paint abatement of an education center at Grace United Community Ministries, Kansas City, Mo.… Continue Reading . . .
The New Mexico Department of Health received an alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a powdered product called “Bo Ying compound,” which may contain high levels of lead. The product is labeled in Chinese and English and marketed in retail outlets and online for the treatment of flu, fever, and nasal discharge in infants and children.
Exposure to lead can cause serious harm to the developing brain, kidneys, and other organs. Lead in the body is toxic, especially for children.… Continue Reading . . .