Tag Archives: Lead

One in 10 Syracuse Children Have Elevated Blood Lead Levels

By Sydney GoldDarlene Medley talks about her kids the way mothers do. She has nine children, the youngest two a set of twins named Rashad and Devon. She calls her oldest twin “huggy bear” and remarks upon his unparalleled sharing skills. Sometimes she gets overwhelmed thinking about how sweetly he offers a chicken nugget to her or his siblings, when …

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A symbolic demonstration held to push for a Lead Safe Syracuse

By Ashley Kang and Jenna Wirth Sunday afternoon mothers placed empty strollers outside of City Hall as a symbolic reminder of whose health and safety are at stake in implementing the Syracuse Lead Abatement and Control Ordinance. The demonstration was organized by Families for Lead Freedom Now, a Syracuse group advocating for children and families impacted by lead paint poisoning, …

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Controlling Lead

Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition attempts to hold landlords accountable to tenants In a city where 91 percent of homes were built before lead-based paint was outlawed, community members have come together to combat a crisis that local and state government has yet to resolve. On Jan. 8, roughly 40 people gathered for the Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition’s second meeting, led …

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