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
City Council Votes Today On New Bills To Target Lead Exposure In Schools, Soil, Homes
If passed, the new measures will, among other things, mandate that elementary schools are regularly inspected for peeling lead paint and require the Parks Department to test for lead in soil.
Jan 23, 2020 11:03 AM
Video: Living With Lead Poisoning In NYC
One parent's story of raising a child with lead poisoning in Lower Manhattan.
Dec 27, 2019 11:02 AM
WNYC Finds High Levels Of Lead-Paint Contamination In Four NYC Schools
An investigation by WNYC has found substantial levels of lead contamination from deteriorating paint inside four public elementary schools operated by the New York City Department of Education.
Updated: Jun 24, 2019 12:03 PM
Health Department Warns South Asian NYers About Lead Risks In Spices And Powders
South Asian children and pregnant women are especially at risk for elevated blood lead levels.
Updated: Jan 31, 2019 1:41 PM
NYC Revises NYCHA Lead Poisoning Numbers, Again
Asked on the Brian Lehrer Show Friday if the city was lying to residents, de Blasio insisted that it wasn't.
Updated: Aug 31, 2018 2:51 PM
De Blasio On Delayed Lead Paint Inspections: 'It Takes A While For New Ideas'
'Because sometimes it literally— when you’re in the middle of, as all of us are, running a whole host of things, it takes a while for some new ideas to develop.'
Updated: Jul 12, 2018 10:28 AM
NYCHA Admits Over 800 Cases Of Kids Under Age Six With Elevated Lead Levels
The city used a higher threshhold than the CDC recommends to test NYCHA housing, and only now admits to 820 kids have a dangerous level of lead in their blood.
Updated: Jul 2, 2018 4:40 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Video: John Oliver Enlists "Sesame Street" Muppets To Shame Congress Over Lead Poisoning
Oliver enlisted Elmo, Rosita, and Oscar the Grouch to explain the importance of the issue so even a child, or congressman, could understand what's at stake.
Updated: Apr 18, 2016 1:52 PM
New Website Lets You Check Lead Levels In Water At Every NYC Public School
"We want to assure you that New York City's water is extraordinarily safe."
Updated: Mar 24, 2016 12:43 PM
Nearly Half The Red Hook Ball Fields Are Closed Indefinitely Due To Lead Contamination
The feds are now testing the rest of Red Hook Park.
Updated: May 7, 2015 11:21 AM
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