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Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils Plan to Curb Child Lead Poisoning in New York City

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The city has recently introduced a plan to ensure that private landlords do not expose children to lead poisoning. According to a report in the New York Daily News, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eradicate lead exposure in New York focuses primarily on private landlords as 97 percent of children exposed to lead paint […]

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NYCHA Queensbridge Public Housing Project in Queens is Facing Lead Poisoning Complaints

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Queensbridge Homes has the distinction of being not just New York City’s largest public housing project, but also the biggest public housing project in the country. This housing development is one of 330 that is owned by the New York City Housing Authority or NYCHA, the city agency that is currently under scrutiny over poor […]

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Comedian Michael Che Shows Support for NYCHA Residents (The Projects)

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Michael Che, the co-host of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” is tapping the comedy community for a show to benefit the Fund for Public Housing, a city-run nonprofit that raises private dollars for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the city’s housing authority, which […]

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Landlords Called Out for Negligence in Apartment Buildings Lead Contamination

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A coalition of Lower Manhattan tenants and activists marched in the East Village to demand a city crackdown on landlords who ignore fixing apartment buildings with toxic lead dust from shoddy construction. According to a report on Patch.com, the Lead Dust Free New York City coalition is made up of community organizers and local tenants […]

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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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Outraged New Yorkers Blame NYCHA for Child Lead Poisoning During Public Hearing

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Dozens of New Yorkers crowded an East Harlem auditorium on Sept. 17 to demand that New York City do a better job of monitoring lead paint hazards calling for city officials to be penalized for dangerous oversights. According to an AM NY news report, city officials listened to testimony from community leaders and experts at […]

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New York City Schools Still Dealing with Water Fixtures With Elevated Lead Levels

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About 9 percent of the 12,457 water fixtures in New York City schools that were found to have elevated lead levels about two years ago, still do not meet state standards after efforts were made to address the issue. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, this means that 1,165 fixtures still need […]

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Number of Children in NYCHA with High Blood Lead Levels Hold Steady

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There has been very little decline in the number of children with high blood lead levels living in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) units or The Projects, according to a report in the New York Times. For more than 10 years, the city has made progress in reducing the number of children in public […]

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