lead

DC’s youngest children will be affected by proposed EPA budget cuts

Exposure to lead can be life-threatening for young children. Because their lungs, immune and nervous systems are not fully developed, children under 5 are more sensitive to chemicals and are unable to combat any extensive exposure to these toxins. [1] Contact with unsafe chemicals also dramatically increases a child’s risk of pneumonia, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases. [2] Last...

Lead in D.C.'s water? Who's watching out for our children?

As a parent of young children in the District, I was mortified to read in the Pos t this week that there's still potentially dangerous levels of lead in our water! (" Congressional panel finds possible lead risk in some D.C. children's water .") Here’s the information I found about children and lead on the on the EPA's website ....