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Worse Than Flint: California's Huge Lead Problem

While lead has been banned for gasoline, paint and water pipes, there is still too much lead, especially in older urban neighborhoods in Fresno, California; Flint, Michigan and cities across the country.

Worse Than Flint: California's Huge Lead Problem

[DIGEST: HuffingtonPost, Eastbay Times, Scientific American, CDC, Reuters, Psychiatriki, CDPH, Neurotoxicology ]

Sacramento resident Sandra Levario said her grandson loved to play in her backyard as a toddler. Levario’s house lies in the shadow of a now-shuttered gun range. Despite its closure in 2014 and the fact that toxic levels of lead dust had coated nearly every surface of the building for years, the public was not informed of the lead hazard. But after her grandson developed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Levario suspected a connection to lead poisoning. “Now I won’t let my grandkids even play in the yard.”

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