The file photo shows children play in water pipes at a construction site on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, India.
Up to 800 million children around the world are being poisoned by lead from water and air pollution, the United Nations warned Thursday in a special report on the "massive and previously unknown" health crisis.
One out of every three children is … [more…]
Parent advocate Maxine Onstott, shown cuddling with her son Maximilliano, 6, said many families are having a hard time getting help for their children’s disabilities in the wake of the water crisis.
—Brittany Greeson for Education Week
Years after reports surfaced of alarmingly high lead levels in the water system, the toll of the crisis is becoming clear: At least 1 in 5 students in Flint’s public schools … [more…]
Twelve-year-old Gitanjali Rao of Lone Tree. Photo courtesy Eliza Donley Nolte
Meet six remarkable Colorado tweens and teens who are making a positive impact in their community.
A Push for Safer Water
Gitanjali Rao, 12, Lone Tree
“I heard about the Flint water crisis, and it was appalling to me,” says 12-year-old Gitanjali Rao (pictured above). While the rest of us were wishing for better, this eighth grader took action, … [more…]
Children across the U.S. acquire and education through public school — they also receive lead exposure, according to new research.
At least 22 states failed to protect students from water contamination, according to a study conducted by the Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.
Worse, only two of the 32 tested states received a B rating. Not one state made an A. Schools in states … [more…]
The NM Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has 13 questions to help you determine if you should test your child for lead. It’s online at: https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/form/351/
In 2017, Reuters published a map on lead poisoning among children across the nation. The story examined where children were tested for lead and how many had high levels of the toxic metal in their blood. At that time, NM Political Report spent months … [more…]