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Joshua Schneyer

Mar 22 2017

Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell NEW YORK Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.

Mar 22 2017

Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

NEW YORK Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows. | Video

Jan 19 2017

U.S. cities move to curb lead poisoning following Reuters report

NEW YORK Cities and towns across the United States are taking action after a Reuters report identified thousands of communities where children tested with lead poisoning at higher rates than in Flint, Michigan.

Dec 30 2016

Lead exposure in children: a guide to U.S. standards

NEW YORK The following is a guide to the standards on lead exposure set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. public health monitor, and other health authorities. Lead exposure is measured in micrograms per deciliter of blood.

Dec 30 2016

Exclusive: CDC considers lowering threshold level for lead exposure

NEW YORK The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for elevated childhood blood lead levels by 30 percent, a shift that could help health practitioners identify more children afflicted by the heavy metal.

Dec 30 2016

Lead exposure in children: a guide to U.S. standards

NEW YORK The following is a guide to the standards on lead exposure set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. public health monitor, and other health authorities. Lead exposure is measured in micrograms per deciliter of blood.

Dec 28 2016

HINTERGRUND-Fluch der Bleivergiftung bedroht Millionen US-Kinder

St. Joseph Als der zweijährige Kadin an einem sonnigen Novembertag im amerikanischen St. Joseph beim Spielen im Garten seinen Finger in den Mund steckt, beginnt Mutter Laura Mignery zu schimpfen.

Dec 19 2016

Special Report: Thousands of U.S. areas afflicted with lead poisoning beyond Flint's

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. As he played, she scolded him for putting his fingers in his mouth.

Dec 02 2016

U.S. pushes to close lead testing gaps, echoing Reuters report

NEW YORK U.S. states must do more to ensure that all children enrolled in the Medicaid health care program are tested for lead poisoning, a U.S. Government agency said this week, acknowledging major gaps in screening that were highlighted in a recent Reuters investigation.

Sep 28 2016

Special Report: Flawed CDC report left Indiana children vulnerable to lead poisoning

EAST CHICAGO, Indiana In this industrial northwest Indiana city, hundreds of families who live in a gated public housing community with prim lawns and a new elementary school next door are searching for new homes. Their own places have been marked for demolition.

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