Get the lead out

Get the lead out – On the Line

Steven Wishnia

New York City

Protesters at New York’s City Hall demanded a tougher lead paint law on September 12. City Council Speaker Gifford Miller has so far stalled a measure to strengthen the city’s old law, which was thrown out by the courts on environmental grounds last summer. More than 4,000 New York City children are diagnosed with lead poisoning every year, advocates say.

For more information, contact the New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning, 2183 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032, (212) 543-0260, or e-mail

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