Tag Archives: Lead poisoning

One in 10 Syracuse Children Have Elevated Blood Lead Levels

By Sydney GoldDarlene Medley talks about her kids the way mothers do. She has nine children, the youngest two a set of twins named Rashad and Devon. She calls her oldest twin “huggy bear” and remarks upon his unparalleled sharing skills. Sometimes she gets overwhelmed thinking about how sweetly he offers a chicken nugget to her or his siblings, when ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Every child is precious. And we know how important it is to protect our children from harm. But we have not paid close enough attention to an unfortunate danger lurking in the very old homes in much of Syracuse: deteriorating lead paint. Lead paint is a worn-out technology that has no place in the 21st century, yet here it is, ... Read More »

Get the Lead Out

South Siders work to raise awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning Read More »