Old Paint Isn’t Only Lead Poisoning Threat in Philadelphia

In the midst of an ongoing investigation into lead poisoning in the U.S., USA Today has soil test results that reveal Philadelphia is one of the cities with the highest lead levels in the country. The paper highlights the story of one city mom who lives with her children across the street from a factory where Lukens Metal once made pipes. A Philadelphia Department of Public Health rep told the paper, “We do take seriously, desperately seriously, the risk of lead poisoning of Philadelphia’s children.” [USA Today]

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