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NYC Officials Challenged Tests That Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead in NYCHA Apartments

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An investigation by The New York Times showed that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the agency that operates low-income housing or “the projects,” within the city, has routinely disputed tests that revealed higher lead levels in its apartments. The New York Times article gives the example of a toddler living in NYCHA housing […]

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City to Repair and Upgrade 62,000 NYCHA Apartments After Lead Poisoning Complaints

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled a new plan to fix the ongoing lead poisoning issues that residents living in apartments managed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have been facing for many years now. According to an ABC news report, the upgrades involve nearly $13 billion in repairs and will cover new […]

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Can Amniotic Fluid Leaks Cause Birth Injuries?

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In the womb, the fetus is located within the amniotic sac, which is a bag formed of two membranes. During the stages of pregnancy, the fetus grows and develops inside this amniotic sac that is also surrounded by amniotic fluid. This fluid initially consists of water produced by the mother. Amniotic fluid contains vital nutrients, […]

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820 Children Under the Age of 6 in New York City Public Housing Tested High for Blood Lead Levels

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We now know the number of children who were residing in New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) buildings who tested positive for lead poisoning or high levels of lead in their systems: 820. According to The New York Times, this number was disclosed by the city’s department of health. Overall, 820 children under the age […]

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Is the New York City Housing Authority the City’s Worst Public Landlord?

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The New York Times has reported consistently about a culture of deception at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), which exposed numerous young residents to lead poisoning. Recent news articles have stated that the NYCHA has seemingly borrowed from the playbooks of the worst private landlords in their attempts to allegedly deceive inspectors and […]

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Three Common Causes of Birth Injuries

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 Pregnancy, labor and the birth of a child can be a stressful period where there is potential for risk and heartbreak in the form of birth injuries. Particularly, when doctors and hospital staff make mistakes due to inexperience, inattention or negligence, the consequences can be devastating for the child and the family. Pregnancy, labor and […]

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Five Things to Know about Cerebral Palsy

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 Cerebral palsy is the most common and one of the most devastating childhood disabilities that affect about three out of every 1,000 live births in the United States. Here is another staggering statistic – about 764,000 children and adults in this country currently live with cerebral palsy. And about 10,000 babies born each year will […]

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Boy Rescued After Swimming Pool Accident in Suffolk County

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 A 2-year-old child was injured in a swimming pool accident after nearly drowning in a backyard pool. According to a CBS New York news report, Nassau County police were called to a house on Shore Road in Bellmore in the afternoon of July 2. An off-duty Suffolk County police detective who happened to be at […]

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