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M.B. Pell

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 21 2017

Special Report: Thousands face lead hazards as Trump eyes budget cuts

BUFFALO, New York Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. Her oldest son suffered nosebleeds, body rashes and a developmental disorder requiring speech therapy. | Video

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

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 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.

Jul 14 2016

Senators urge US to close lead testing gaps, citing Reuters investigation

Some influential U.S. senators are urging a federal agency to take action to ensure more children are tested for lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation that found millions are missing required lead tests, leaving some vulnerable to lifelong health effects.

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