The Ninth Circuit tells EPA to determine safe levels for lead based solely on science.
Lead can cause neurological damage to young children and developing fetuses. The only really safe level is zero. Because poor children are the most likely to be exposed to this hazard, this is also a major environmental justice issue. The Trump EPA took the position that it could set a hazard level higher than zero …CONTINUE READING
NPR reported yesterday about a study by Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) of lead (that’s right, lead) in juices and packaged fruits marketed for kids. The group purchased single serving packages of juice and fruits and sent them to an EPA-certified laboratory for testing. According to NPR, the group discovered that “[m]any individual servings of apple juice, grape juice, …CONTINUE READING