North Carolina Lead Poisoning

Class Action Claims Lead Taints Food

As reported, a class action has been filed alleging that lead has contaminated more than 100 food products for babies and children. Named as defendants in Denver are Coca-Cola, Gerber, Motts and the Hain Celestial Group. Named plaintiff Suzanne Kennedy claims the defendants produce dozens of supposedly kid-friendly products with lead levels that violate California’s safe drinking water standards.

Lead Poisoning Linked to Poor School Performance

As reported by the Detroit Free Press, a large study of over then thousand children indicates a link between between higher lead levels and poor academic performance.  About 60% of Detroit Public School students who performed below their grade level on 2008 standardized tests had elevated lead levels.

Lead Poisoned Children Numbers Declining

As reported by the New York Times today, the number of lead poisoned children is continuing to decline. 

If you have a question about a North Carolina lead poisoned child, please contact Mike Malone at Hendren and Malone.

EPA issues new Lead-Based Paint rule

As reported by USA Today, on starting April 22, contractors who work on pre-1978 houses must be certified in lead-based paint safe practices. 

Indeed, this is a good thing for children as lead poisoning can result from improper lead-based paint practices during renovations.