Lead

Lead Regulations
6:44 am
Thu May 17, 2012

CDC Cuts Lead Poisoning Threshold

Correspondent John Ryan of Seattle station KUOW has been investigating lead pollution in the Northwest. Lead has been known for centuries to be a powerful poison. Even small concentrations can lower children's IQs and cause permanent brain damage. As John reports, the federal government now says children's brains are even more sensitive to lead than previously thought.

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Aviation
6:02 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Environmental Group Sues EPA Over Leaded Airplane Fuel

Seattle's Boeing Field is Washington's largest source of lead air pollution.
Photo by John Ryan KUOW

SEATTLE -- Small airplanes are the leading source of lead pollution in the nation’s air. Activists are suing the EPA to get the lead out of aviation fuel. KUOW's John Ryan reports.

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