How the Lead Industry Lied to the Public for Decades
The lead industry's trade association encouraged the public to think of lead poisoning as a problem affecting the urban poor as a strategy to stop regulation of their hazardous product, argues historian Gerald Markowitz.
Despite Decades of Warnings, Lead Still Poisons Kids in the Midwest
Residual lead from paint and industry remains present in and around enough homes to make chronic, low-level poisoning an ongoing concern.
The Globe's Last Supply of Leaded Gasoline is Gone, Ending a Toxic Era
Despite knowledge of the toxicity of lead, gasoline refiners added lead compounds to gasoline beginning in the 1920s, launching an era of massive low-grade lead poisoning.
Video of the Week: A brief history of lead
by Lindsay Lazarski
In this video, we take a step back in time to look at the history of lead — how it was used, how it was banned in certain items, efforts to keep the industry strong, and how it is still used today.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
How to End Lead Wars in America
by David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz
Lead poisoning must come to an end -- at least in San Francisco.
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