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Herbert Needleman: The Passing of a Pioneer and a Public Health Hero

Carrie Arnold PBS/Nova Next
In his July 21 remembrance of Dr. Herbert Needleman, Dr. Richard Jackson, former Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health wrote in Environmental Health News, “He was brilliant, but more importantly courageous and generous.” Carrie Arnold’s May 31 PBS article explores the man and his groundbreaking research on the long term effects of lead poisoning, and why Needleman was so hated by industry, and dismissed by many in the medical establishment.

Lead Level Disaster - Thousands of Areas Are Worse Than Flint

M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer Reuters
Off the Charts -- The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint. A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding.
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