lead poisoning

Voices

Toxic Lead Threatened a Poor Kenyan Community Until Locals and Activists Fought Back

For people around the world, the right to a clean environment is also a human rights issue.
Phyllis Omido
11.27.17
up in the air

The 40-Year Fight to Clean Up One of America’s Most Polluted Projects

It was once dubbed "the toxic donut."
Rosalie Chan
6.30.17
Flint

‘Historic’ Flint Manslaughter Charges Will Change How We Prosecute Environmental Crimes

Is this a tipping point for environmental law?
Ankita Rao
6.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Flint Residents Filed a Lawsuit Against the EPA for More Than $700 Million

The latest water crisis lawsuit claims the federal agency knew about the issues with Flint's water back in 2014.
Lauren Messman
1.31.17
Michigan

Thanksgiving in Flint: Turkey, Stuffing and Hundreds of Water Bottles

This family had to use 144 bottles of water to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
america

Your City May Not Be Telling You That There’s Lead in Your Water

The Guardian’s investigation shows that in many cities across America, water-testing methods may underestimate levels of lead, thereby violating EPA guidelines, which were updated nine years ago.
Alex Swerdloff
6.5.16
News

What It's Like to Live Through Flint's Water Crisis When You Don't Speak English

For Flint's Spanish-speaking population, many of the warning signs about the lead water crisis have gone unnoticed.
Natalie Zarowny
5.12.16
News

We Asked a Lawyer if Poisoned Flint Residents Can Win Their Lawsuit Against the Government

Earlier this week, a federal lawsuit was filed against a host of city and state officials implicated in the troubled city's water problems. But will it go anywhere?
Brian Josephs
3.11.16
News

Flint's Water Crisis Is Leaving Undocumented Immigrants at Risk

Many of Flint's undocumented immigrants are too scared to visit the water distribution centers, for fear that someone will ask for ID.
Natalie Zarowny
1.25.16
water

The Drinking Water Has Been Poisoning Children in This Michigan City

A study published by Flint’s Hurley Medical Center linked the rise in elevated levels of lead in children to when Flint switched in 2014 from the using the Detroit water system to drawing water from the Flint River.
Wyatt Marshall
12.16.15
environment

The Thai Village Where Widespread Lead Poisoning Has Destroyed Lives

Two decades after a mining operation dumped its wastewater into the river that Lower Klity Creek residents depend on for drinking a fishing, villagers are still grappling with the horrific consequences.
Alexia Kalaitzi
11.23.15
Health

This American Town's Drinking Water Will Make You Permanently Dumber

That’s right. Doctors are now warning that drinking the tap water of the city that General Motors almost abandoned could actually permanently lower your IQ.
Alex Swerdloff
10.2.15
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