After 5-month delay, NYC health department adopts new federal rules on childhood lead exposure
The shift in policy means hundreds of additional children will now be eligible for city-funded services each year, amounting to a 50% increase in the city’s annual caseloads of lead exposure.
Mar 28, 6:00 AM
NYCHA Violated Lead Paint Regulations For Years, Report Finds
The leaders of a NYCHA unit charged with removing lead from public housing apartments spent years falsifying records meant to ensure the work was properly supervised by certified experts.
Dec 10, 2020 5:12 PM
Declined, Delayed, Defunded? How The Pandemic Has Thrown A Wrench Into The City’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Laws
There may be a backlog of thousands of lead paint violations that the city isn't addressing.
Nov 17, 2020 9:53 AM
City Quietly Triples Estimate Of NYCHA Apartments With Lead Risk To Children
Some NYCHA tenants have long suspected that the true number of children exposed to lead is much higher than the city was admitting.
Oct 22, 2020 4:05 PM
NYC DOE Faces Potential $10 Million Lawsuit Over Lead-Poisoned Child
A notice of claim says a toddler poisoned by deteriorating lead paint while attending a 3-K program in Bushwick.
Jun 5, 2020 4:09 PM
NYC School System Failed To Consistently Conduct Lead Paint Inspections For Years, Records Reveal
“I’m frustrated that we’re put in a situation where we’re reliant on government officials to protect our children, and they’re neglecting us,” one parent said. “The DOE is negligent at this point.”
Feb 5, 2020 12:26 PM
A Dozen Misidentified Classrooms Highlight Wider Concerns Over School Inspections For Lead Paint
Students remained in classrooms with lead paint issues for months.
Dec 12, 2019 4:00 AM
Criticized For Lack Of Enforcement, NYC Will Perform Lead Paint Outreach In Older Residential Buildings
The announcement comes less than one week before the City Council is scheduled to hold an oversight hearing on the city's enforcement of lead laws.
Nov 7, 2019 3:25 PM
City Comptroller Demands Lead-Paint Inspection Data From DOE
An investigation by WNYC conducted earlier this year found high levels of lead-paint contamination in four public elementary schools.
Nov 6, 2019 5:26 PM
Report Finds 'Clear Failure' Of City To Inspect Homes Of Lead-Poisoned Kids
Nearly 10,000 private apartments that should've been tested, including residences where multiple children had been exposed to high levels of lead, were never inspected.
Sep 27, 2019 1:28 PM
Report Finds 900 Public School Classrooms Have Lead Paint Hazards
The City says it will immediately remediate paint in 938 classrooms where lead-based paint is present and there is visible deterioration.
Updated: Aug 1, 2019 6:33 PM
DOE Will Enhance Lead Paint Inspection Protocol In Schools
Under the new plan, visual inspections will now take place three times a year, instead of only once a year.
Updated: Jul 8, 2019 2:40 PM
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