Third-graders’ reading scores in Flint, Mich., have dropped dramatically since the city’s crisis of lead contamination in drinking water began, according to reports in the Detroit Free Press and The New Republic.
Tests by drinking water utilities serving 1.8 million Americans in 45 states detected lead above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, according to EWG’s analysis of the latest available federal data.
Last week, the federal Environmental Protection Agency took steps that could lead to the repeal of health-protective safeguards designed to prevent teenage farmworkers from handling toxic pesticides. But California is having none of it.
An unbelievably dumb and extremely dangerous dare has gone viral on social media. It’s the “Tide Pod Challenge”: biting down on the small, colorful – and potentially poisonous – packets of liquid laundry detergent until they burst in your mouth.