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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
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