• Lead Contamination in Schools’ Drinking Water Worse Than Previously Thought

    Soundbite Services BOSTON — As schools begin summer break, environmental groups are urging public officials to take swift action to “get the lead out” of drinking water in schools. A new interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) shows lead contamination in the tap water...
  • Lead Poisoning Continues to Plague Parts of California

    Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. – The issue of childhood lead poisoning is getting fresh attention after the recent release of an investigative series by KALW Radio in San Francisco. Reuters data shows about 2 percent of California’s children have high rates of lead in their blood...