Lead Paint Exposure

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that no safe blood lead level in children has been identified and childhood lead exposure must be prevented before any harm occurs. The two forms or prevention identified by the CDC are primary prevention, or the removal of lead hazards from…

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has been under fire for nearly a year for failing to properly protect the children of New York from exposure to lead paint and lead pipes in older apartments. Despite being trusted with enforcement of important policies regarding lead exposure, the NYCHA was…

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Since investigative reporting first revealed the New York City Housing Authority had failed in its duty to monitor apartments and homes for lead paint, the city and Mayor have consistently attempted to downplay the extent of the problem. Yet as reporters have continued to dig, indications are that the initial…

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The New York City Housing Authority came under attack by local newspapers in recent months when it was discovered the NYCHA failed to provide legally mandated lead paint inspections, that when those inspections were provided they were often performed by under-trained personnel, and that the NYCHA lied and obfuscated in…

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The New York City Housing Authority is being sued by a tenant advocacy group after years of inaction to enforce existing laws. The issues originally came to light in October of 2017 when the New York Times ran a series of articles detailing how the NYCHA had not performed its…

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It started with the New York Times. Over the course of a week, the New York Times ran a series of investigative reports detailing how lead paint remains a problem in many areas of New York City, and how the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) falsely certified that lead…

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It is alarming to note that the New York City water supply to public schools and homes in certain cases, has a lead content that exceeds the safety threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency. This becomes a serious issue when it is scientifically known that lead is an environmental…

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Since the water contamination in Flint, Michigan, made national headlines there has been a growing concern about the dangers of lead in water supplies, especially when it comes to the health and safety of children. Just this week a Long Island school district announced water fountains in six schools had…

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