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CALL TO ACTION: Scientists call for action to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals like lead because of alarming increase in learning and behavioral problems in children

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Project TENDR: Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks. The TENDR Consensus Statement  PDF Version (181 KB) Summary About This Article SUMMARY: Children in America today are at an unacceptably high risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders that affect the brain and nervous system including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, and other learning and behavioral disabilities. These are complex […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: DTSC reports shows high lead levels at five elementary schools near Exide

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89.3 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO High lead levels found at 5 schools near Exide BY Elizabeth Aguilera July 08 2016 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM THIS STORY – 4:48 Three-year-old Alejandro Monterroso is in hot pursuit of his 7-year-old sister Emily on a  dusty side yard at Lorena Street Elementary School in […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Where will California get the more than $390 million required to clean up lead contamination from possibly as many as 10,000 homes near Exide smelter?

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CBS LOS ANGELES   Where Will State Get The More Than $390M Required To Clean Up Homes Contaminated By Exide Battery Plant August 21, 2015 9:35 PM HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com)  —  By all accounts, the numbers are staggering. As many as 10,000 homes contaminated. As much as $400 million to clean up the toxic mess left […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC underestimates how many homes have been impacted by contamination from Exide’s lead smelter; Agency now says that up to 10,000 homes could be impacted, with possibly as many as 6,000 needing cleanup; Attorney: ‘It’s one of the largest public health disasters in the state if not the nation’

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CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF AUG. 13 DTSC OVERVIEW OF LEAD CONTAMINATION SAMPLING PROGRAMS CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF AUG. 13 DTSC PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF DISTRIBUTION OF EXIDE’S LEAD EMISSIONS IN SOIL CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO CBS LOS ANGELES Number Of Potentially Contaminated Homes Near Exide Plant Larger Than Originally Estimated August 13, 2015 10:15 PM By Randy […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County Supervisor proposes ‘toxic threat strike team’ to take action against Exide, others, when State fails to do so

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LOS ANGELES TIMES L.A. Supervisor Molina proposes ‘toxic threat strike team’ to take action against Exide, others when State fails to act The Exide Technologies plant in Vernon, Calif., which has been accused of endangering tens of thousands of people with its lead and arsenic emissions. (Christina House / For the Times / October 30, 2013) By Jessica GarrisonMarch […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Exide lead smelter one of stops on Toxic Tour of Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Trash talk and the real dirt on a ‘toxic tour’ of Los Angeles A ‘toxic tour’ past rail yards, smokestacks and refineries aims to show officials the consequences of their decisions in low-income, predominantly Latino communities in southeast L.A. By Tony Barboza July 27, 2013, 7:21 p.m. You won’t find any homes of […]

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