But since these are used by yuppies and hipsters, instead of them
getting shut down we get comments like this in the NY Post:
“No one has ever gotten sick that we know of,” noted Annie
Faulk, 66, who also tends the Sterling Garden patch…
Category Archives: Lead
This is a good example of how Michigan people have become enemies of progress and industry.
Here is a story of a woman committed to child health, specializing in leukemia epidemiology, who is condemned for speaking sensible to the hysterical about lead. And I am forced to wade through the usual BS from Huff Post.
Back in mid November, Junk Science reported on the EPA’s sudden mandate to pretty much block any new fire hydrant installations/repairs due to their hysteria over lead.
Sen. Schumer [D-NY} pushed through a law yesterday exempting the hydrants. Continue reading
In an unbelievable bit of hysteria about lead pollution, the EPA has just blocked pretty much all installations/repairs of fire hydrants? Why? Because they have a small amount of lead in their composition. —>
Lead paint was only a problem for kids who ate paint chips. Continue reading
This is junk science because: Continue reading
No kids were tested for IQ! So how do they know higher lead levels are even statistically associated with lower IQs? Continue reading
A study of Detroit children blamed dust from the soil and carried by the wind during the summer months for higher seasonal lead levels in children. Parents do not need to worry about letting their children play outside! Continue reading
No. “High” blood lead levels are a sign of poverty, which is associated with juvenile crime. Continue reading
Defense of dope smoking brings out epidemiological skeptics. And why wouldn’t these criticisms also be true for the lead-IQ claims? Continue reading
The Center for Biological Diversity tries to ride anti-NRA fervor. Continue reading
This might make you mad. That’s even more reason to read about it.
$1.9 million in environmental justice grants 10th May 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million in environmental justice grants to 76 non-profit organizations and local governments working on environmental justice issues nationwide. The grant program supports Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priority to expand the conversation on environmentalism and work for environmental justice. Continue reading
A program aimed at restoring the endangered California condor to much of its historic range across the Southwest remains hampered by lead poisonings, shootings and predation but is making marked improvements in other areas, wildlife officials say. Continue reading
Study confirms lead-based ammunition as primary source of lead in condors, shows population cannot recover as long as lead contamination persists Continue reading
I was going to put this under “mining” in recognition of the the effort put into the data dredging involved Continue reading
In a move opposed by many hunters, Jordan, along with 100 organizations in 35 states, wants the Environmental Protection Agency to ban or severely limit the use of toxic lead in hunting ammunition. Continue reading
“Rather than address the problem where it exists, the government has cast a net over the entire nation.” Continue reading