Science Pick: Lead Is Still the Problem

Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Science Director

Sheila Kaplan and Corbin Hiar show that lead contamination of drinking water is a problem that has not yet been solved. Here’s what can happen when a systems problem is attacked piecemeal….. missing the danger, new tactics, and passing the buck. Ultimately, a failure to protect public health.

Millions of Americans may be drinking water that is contaminated with dangerous doses of lead. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows it; state governments know it; local utilities know it. The only people who usually don’t know it are those who are actually drinking the toxic water. Read the full article on the Investigative Reporting Workshop website.
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