Monday, April 29, 2019

Lead Poisoning Threatens KCMO Youngsters

A horrific danger confronts the NEXTGEN in the urban core through no fault of their own but mostly due to slumlords and nasty housing conditions. Read more:

Data reveals high-risk areas for lead poisoning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lead poisoning could mean lifelong consequences for children who are raised in certain Kansas City, Missouri, ZIP codes. Data the 41 Action News investigators obtained from the Kansas City Health Department revealed a cluster of 10 ZIP codes where as many as one in every 10 kids tested have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.

6 comments:

Common Sense said...

The city forces you to remove lead from your property but who forces the city to do the same?

Anonymous said...

Paint chips are still tasty after all these years ? Who knew ?

Anonymous said...

Paint be damned bullets cause lead poisoning too.

Anonymous said...

Is one of the symptoms of high lead levels a desire to commit felonies and to wear pants sagging to ones knees? Just asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

"“Even with a lead level as low as two, kids have trouble with brain development and trouble with reading and math scores...." Heck, even with a lead level as low as zero, lots of kids have trouble with reading and math scores. That just goes to show how sneaky lead is.

No money for paint, but that new Escalade is honey, y'all! said...

Really??!! Who hasn't repainted since Nineteen
"disco's 'bout dead" Seventy Eight??!! Oh, yeah, all the ones causing bunches of blighty dollar houses, and some lazy landlord mofos.