Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kansas City Confronts Lead Poisoning In Addition To Increasing Gunfire Threats

Sorry for the bad joke post title but this town continues to eat lead in another dangerous fashion. Checkit:

Lead poisoning continues to cause problems for KC children

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the last month, more than six children in Kansas City have tested positive for high levels of lead poisoning. "Between 800 and 1200 children in Kansas City are lead poisoned at any give time," said Amy Roberts, who manages the health department's Lead Poisoning Prevention Healthy Homes Program.

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's why they're not intelligent

Anonymous said...

Does lead cause violent behaviour and obesity?

Anonymous said...

I'm sixty and the paint chips today don't taste nearly as good as they did when I was a little boy.

Anonymous said...

@6:40, that's a cop-out, and is one of the leading faux statistics regarding violence and lower intelligence in the black community. However, in all the cases I bothered to read, there was no chance given to ethnic or community factors in determining the cause of increased violence and lower intelligence. There were also white kids that grew up around, and with, lead-based paints that were not studied, or excluded, because they didn't demonstrate the properties the studies wished to explore(blame on others): violence and lower intelligence.

Anonymous said...


What makes them think the lead is coming from the home? It also comes from things made in Mexico and China, from bullets and firing a gun, not just lead based paint.

So does this mean we are going to have to pay to fix up their homes?

Anonymous said...

Lead poisoning due to lead bullets from gunshots more likely.

Anonymous said...

Obviously lead poisoning does not result in death so whoever is behind it needs to go back to the drawing board and deliver something that works.

Anonymous said...

Lead poisoning can cause death to infants mental retardation to children under 7 and madness in adults.

Anonymous said...

That might explain a lot about the 'hood. A creative defense attorney could use that.