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 winter...

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 Post 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.Lead is more dangerous to children...