In 2016 lead poisoning in Flint Michigan was a huge story. A recent investigation by Reuters found that it’s not just a problem in Michigan, it’s actually a huge problem throughout the United States. In some municipalities it’s worse than the situation we’ve seen in Flint. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. As he played, she scolded him for putting his fingers in his mouth.
In explanation, she pointed to the peeling paint on her old house. Kadin, she said, has been diagnosed with lead poisoning.
He has lots of company: Within 15 blocks of his house, at least 120 small children have been poisoned since 2010, making the neighborhood among the most toxic in Missouri, Reuters found as part of an analysis of childhood lead testing results across the country. In St. Joseph, even a local pediatrician’s children were poisoned.
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