Monday, June 26, 2006

Get the Lead Out

Sharon Coolidge of The Cincinnati Enquirer tells us in Sunday's paper that in the last five years 570 Cincinnati children have suffered from lead poisoning while city government does little to make landlords clean up their act. "Lead's Dangerous Legacy" reveals that less than 1 percent of the hundreds of property owners who have ignored city orders to remove lead paint are taken to court. The result is that hundreds of children are being poisoned by lead, which can stunt their intellectual and physical growth, Coolidge writes. The excellent package also includes Coolidge's profile of a family who can't afford to escape its lead-filled home and Glenn Hartong's photos of children who have been poisoned by lead.


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