Any exposure to lead is dangerous

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered concerns about potential hazards of lead poisoning in homes. Joseph Laquatra, Cornell University professor of design and environmental analysis is available for interviews about lead contamination in water, and what health officials should be doing to better inform and protect citizens. Bio: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=jl27 Laquatra says: “Although the United […]

Flint is latest example of environmental injustice and pollution inequality in the U.S.

Cornell Professors Arturs Kalnins and Glen W.S. Dowell have produced a study [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-015-2836-5] showing how pollution inequality in the U.S. has gotten progressively worse since the new millennium. They explain (below) how the environmental crisis in Flint, Michigan is an egregious example of what they found in their study. Both experts are available for interviews […]

Government decisions in Flint’s water crisis guided by disregard for class and color

Noliwe Rooks, associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, says that – like in the case of Love Canal in the 1970s –  color clearly played a role in the government’s handling of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Bio: http://www.asrc.cornell.edu/people/rooks.cfm Rooks says: “It will […]