Child Lead Poisoning

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New NYCHA Head Faces Daunting Problems

New NYCHA Head Faces Daunting Problems

| Personal Injury
Incoming New York City Housing Authority Director Gregory Russ faces a number of challenges, including serious problems with lead poisoning which have existed since at least 2012. Over 400,000 people live in NYCHA’s 176,000 units, making this Authority by far the largest such organization in the country. For now, Russ and Bart Schwartz, whom a…Read the article
Newark, NJ Receives Bottled Water Due to Lead Poisoning

Newark, NJ Receives Bottled Water Due to Lead Poisoning

| Personal Injury
Officials admitted that the filters designed to keep lead out of the drinking water supply have not worked, so they have turned to Plan B. In 2018, the City of Newark (New Jersey) distributed over 40,000 water filters to local residents, in response to extremely high lead levels in the public water supply. But a random test…Read the article
Lead discovered in NYC Housing Authority buildings

Lead discovered in NYC Housing Authority buildings

| Personal Injury
“Even though the New York City Housing Authority has been under a microscope for flouting lead-paint safety regulations for years, the exact number of children residing in NYCHA public housing poisoned by lead was never disclosed. Over the weekend, the city department of health offered a number: It said that 820 children younger than 6 were…Read the article
Lawmakers Consider Tougher Lead-Testing Measure

Lawmakers Consider Tougher Lead-Testing Measure

| Environmental Litigation
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera recently introduced Dakota’s Law. The measure would require all state health officials to test for lead using the new standard of a maximum five micrograms per deciliter. The Bronx Democrat says the new law would “create stronger requirements to protect all New York children from lead poisoning and to address lead…Read the article
NYC Officials Admit They Ignored Lead Poisoning Issues

NYC Officials Admit They Ignored Lead Poisoning Issues

| Environmental Litigation
Although over 800 children in City housing projects tested positive for potentially lethal lead levels, city officials did not follow-up on the results. In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency lowered lead exposure standards from 10 micrograms to 5 micrograms. But officials with the city health department and New York City Housing Authority continued to use…Read the article