Lead Paint: A Deadly “Public Nuisance”
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January 6, 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

At the end of this week’s edition of Moyers & Company, Bill updates our interview from last year with public health historians Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner , reporting on the recent California court decision that three lead paint companies created “a public nuisance” by concealing the dangers of lead. According to Markowitz and Rosner, the companies “pursued a campaign against the regulation of lead and actively promoted the use of lead paint in homes, despite knowing that it was highly toxic…

“Lead paint was outlawed for residential purposes by the Federal Government more than 35 ye...

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