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Cleveland lead poisoning
« on: March 06, 2016, 08:28:00 PM »
The poisoning of Flintís children outraged the U.S.
Lead poisoning is even worse in Cleveland. #NewYorkTimes
https://t.co/LT84OOCwyM
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Re: Cleveland lead poisoning
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 08:54:53 AM »
The poisoning of Flintís children outraged the U.S.
Lead poisoning is even worse in Cleveland. #NewYorkTimes
https://t.co/LT84OOCwyM

Hillary Clinton mentioned Cleveland's lead levels in last night's debate.

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Re: Cleveland lead poisoning
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 02:10:44 PM »

Some quick thoughts while I'm at work:

Even worse is its effects are compounded on the poor (Homes built before 1978 have the possibility of lead paint, IIRC) who have limited choices while renting. It's another disadvantage for homes in the city and inner-ring suburbs when people are looking to buy.

Unfortunately, it hasn't been addressed for numerous reasons notably systemic racism and the sad reality that its effects are not extremely visible to the general public unless you're diagnosed.

Additionally, once you tell a family that their child is poisoned with lead, it's another burden on them.

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Re: Cleveland lead poisoning
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 02:16:53 PM »
Just in case people didn't quickly discern the content of KJP's pasted tweet (not my favorite UO format...):

Flint Is in the News, but Lead Poisoning Is Even Worse in Cleveland

CLEVELAND ó One hundred fifty miles northwest of here, the residents of Flint, Mich., are still reeling from the drinking water debacle that more than doubled the share of children with elevated levels of lead in their blood ó to a peak, in mid-2014, of 7 percent of all children tested.

Clevelanders can only sympathize. The comparable number here is 14.2 percent.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/us/lead-paint-contamination-persists-in-many-cities-as-cleanup-falters.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

This really is pretty scandalous. Not as bad as local/state government actively poisoning its citizens and treating whistleblowers with contempt (Flint), but pretty awful none the less. The Jackson administration's total dysfunction with lead abatement efforts pushed me further into the anti-Jackson camp. For reasons mentioned in the NYTime article, lead abatement should be much higher on the priority list. It's totally infuriating.

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Re: Cleveland lead poisoning
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 04:12:55 PM »
If we want Cleveland to be a better place to live for the people here today and the people will want to live here in future, then addressing the lead poisoning crisis will deliver more than any economic development project can for far less money. Even the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland realizes the consequences to the future of our region, because of the lead poisoning crisis in our children....

https://www.clevelandfed.org/newsroom-and-events/publications/community-development-briefs/db-20160803-lead-poisoning.aspx



The effect of lead poisoning on children is they become less able to learn and less able to control their behavior as adults...




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Re: Cleveland lead poisoning
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 06:00:44 PM »
yep they say cleaning out the lead paint in public housing and elsewhere over recent years is a big factor in why the crime rate dropped in nyc.

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Re: Cleveland lead poisoning
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 08:27:40 PM »
Cleveland has 30 days to post warning signs on homes with current lead hazards that haven't been fixed, court says Some homes already may be placarded. https://t.co/YwrivD4IcT
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Re: Cleveland lead poisoning
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 09:42:56 AM »
Homes with dangerous levels of lead continue to change hands in #CLE, leaving unwitting buyers to pay consequences of lax enforcement and loopholes in federal, state and local laws meant to protect children from being poisoned. via ⁦@RachelDissell⁩ https://t.co/C74WnbigT3
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