As celebrities arrived on the VMAs red carpet in New Jersey, demonstrators expressed their fury at the ongoing lead contamination problem.
Experts say it’s most effective to intervene before the age of 5.
Mayor Ras Baraka is facing calls to step down amid the crisis.
The New Jersey city discovered a small number of filters installed to remove lead were not functioning as effectively as expected.
Castro, a former Housing and Urban Development secretary, is the first presidential hopeful to announce a dedicated plan on the issue.
Lead exposure can impair brain function and cause miscarriages, and yet millions of lead pipes remain in use.
The federal plan is “a significant step backward in progress to end lead poisoning for children in the United States,” a health justice scholar said.
With early intervention services, Illinois pilot study's creators say lead exposure doesn't have to be a life sentence.
Cesar Gaspar faced five years in juvenile detention for bringing a pocketknife to school. Many other kids exposed to lead face similar fates.
Which is weird, because lead causes brain damage in children.
The Flint water crisis exposed glaring problems with federal regulations and the EPA is dragging its feet on a fix.
Another hint that the U.S. ought to quit using lead pipes for water.
The agency report listed certain observations that may be in violation of federal law.
Rescuers are unsure what caused the bird's problems.
Nick Lyon, head of the state health department, was among those charged.