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Lead Poisoning (INACTIVE)

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  • What Parents Should Know About Poison Control

      Are we at risk for lead poisoning? Do I need to keep my young child away from poinsettias? It is National Poison Prevention Week and CT Poison Control wants to answer your questions. Tonight, there will be a live chat on the Poison Control...
  • 'Private option' for Medicaid expansion would cut some benefits

    WASHINGTON When Arkansas won federal approval to use Medicaid expansion dollars to help low-income people purchase private health insurance, officials on both sides of the aisle applauded the compromise. For supporters of the Affordable Care Act, it...
  • Head of L.A. County public health department retires

    Head of L.A. County public health department retires
    The head of Los Angeles County's public health department — one of the largest agencies of its kind in the nation — announced he is retiring, now that a controversial campaign to break apart his agency has been abandoned. Jonathan Fielding...
  • Top L.A. County public health official announces he's retiring

    Top L.A. County public health official announces he's retiring
    The head of Los Angeles County's public health department has announced his intention to retire. In a letter sent to department employees Thursday, department director Jonathan Fielding wrote, "After considerable thought, I have decided to leave...
  • 10 hidden dangers at home

    10 hidden dangers at home
    We like to think of our home as a safe haven where we can rest, unwind and enjoy times with friends and family. But there's danger lurking where you least expect it. More than half a million Marylanders suffered injuries that required hospital...
  • The use of lead shot is a delicate issue here in the hunting-crazy Mid-South

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Bill Cox remembers what it was like when lead shot was finally outlawed nationwide for waterfowl hunting during the early 1990s in favor of biodegradable steel shot. Cox, a Collierville, Tenn., resident who serves on the Tennessee Fish and...
  • Firms to pay $1.1-billion in long-running lead paint lawsuit

    Firms to pay $1.1-billion in long-running lead paint lawsuit
    A Northern California judge Monday ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to remove lead-based paint from inside California homes, concluding a 13-year legal case. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James P. Kleinberg ruled that ConAgra, NL...
  • Paint firms liable for exposure

    A Northern California judge Monday found three paint companies liable for exposing children to a known poison and ordered them to pay $1.1 billion into a fund to remove lead from inside California homes. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James P....
  • First-ever condor cam now live in Big Sur; this ain't no panda cam

    The first California condor cam took flight in Big Sur Monday, allowing the public and scientists a glimpse of the endangered bird in the wild. The solar-powered webcam, installed by the Oakland Zoo and Ventana Wildlife Society, is the first to...
  • Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore

    Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
  • Fresh air shouldn't be only outdoors

    Fresh air shouldn't be only outdoors
    Most people spend more than 50% of their time indoors, so it is important to pay attention to the quality of the air in your home. And that means more than installing a few carbon monoxide detectors or testing for radon. Mold can cause severe health...