These Maps Reveal the Worst Neighborhoods for Lead Poisoning in NYC, Boston, and Chicago
Our interactive maps display the childhood lead levels of neighborhoods in three major U.S. cities.
Millions of Kids Are Exposed to Lead Because the U.S. Prefers to Protect Landlords
Exposure to lead can cause permanent brain damage, a lower IQ, and other health problems. But without federal regulations, most people don't know they're impacted until it's too late.
Flint, Michigan, Has Been Betrayed — A Lot. Residents Say It’s Happening Again.
“To have faith in someone, for a Flint resident, is taboo.”
The Notre Dame Fire Caused Lead Levels in the Area to Skyrocket
Officials have stressed, however, that lead poisoning is typically something that happens over long periods of exposure.
How Newark got lead in its water, and what it means for the rest of America
Close to half of Newark homes tested have lead in their water. Residents are outraged.
Detroit schools are shutting off drinking water 5 days before kids come back from summer
The district has now shut off water in a total of 34 schools — including 16 announced on Wednesday — due to water quality issues.
Chicago's drinking water is full of lead, report says
Lead was found in 70 percent of the 2,797 homes the Chicago Tribune sampled across the city since January of 2016.
Flint Water Crisis
Flint health chief could get 15 years for tainted water death
Magnetic Nanoparticles Will Help Clean Oil Spills
In the future, this could also be used to remove lead from drinking water.
Obama's EPA Head Is Very Worried About Our Health
Motherboard talks to Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
VICE News Tonight on HBO
Flint's water meets federal standards, but residents still aren't drinking it
Lead Contaminated Drinking Water Is Much More Prevalent Than You Think
Three thousand communities in the US have four times the amount of lead in their water as Flint—partly because of a misunderstood law.