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South Africa's Gold Mines: Radiation Sickness and Lead and Arsenic Poisoning

Toxic City: The Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa

Al Jazeera (2019)

Film Review

This documentary exposes the high level of uranium and heavy metal contamination in South African townships adjacent to giant gold mining slag heaps. 229 more words


Months After Mayor's Lead Paint Scandal, De Blasio Promises 'Lead Free NYC' In Every Apartment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Bill de Blasio is waging a war on childhood exposure to lead paint, promising a “Lead Free NYC” plan to screen every apartment for hazards. 656 more words


Childhood Lead Poisoning Report

Last week, DOH released the 2017 Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Report, confirming that the number of poisoned kids remains oppressively intractable with 2,206 poisonings that year.

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Health Department Stories

Celery Juice

The subject I wanted to write about and forgot the other day, is celery juice! I randomly came across the Medical Medium on Instagram, who promotes celery juice as a vehicle for healing the liver and chronic diseases. 461 more words


Toxic City Investigation Review

In December 2016, Mayor Kenney promised to add money to the city’s Lead and Healthy Homes Program. Was that promise kept?

The mayor added $900,000 in fiscal year 2018.

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Derbyshire Lead Mining

This trade was huge until I think the 19th century when Spanish led undercut it. This is again from Highways & Byways of Derbyshire:

The Derbyshire lead minders, who were highly esteemed in the British army as sappers, aroused the wonder of most visitors to the county.

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Lead Fragments Poison Another Bald Eagle

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It appears more than whitetails were harvested by Minnesota deer hunters this fall. Veterinarians with the University of Minnesota Raptor Center had to euthanize a second bald eagle Thursday due to lead poisoning. 382 more words