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Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
  • Published
    August 5, 2015

    The problem for Maine kids that won’t go away: lead paint poisoning

    Childhood lead poisoning: It’s the problem that everyone thinks has gone away. But everyone is wrong. Lead poisoning was the headline-grabbing public health controversy of the 1970s and 80s, but later got pushed to the back pages by fresher issues, like the industrial chemical called BPA used in toys and the flame retardants in children’s clothing. But, while politicians and the media took up trendier topics ...

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