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Lilly Fowler is assistant editor at FairWarning.

6 comments to “After Flicking Away Lawsuits, Lead Industry Goes for a Final Knockout”

  1. Harriet W

    LaTonya Green, please email me at email hidden; JavaScript is required. I would like to speak with you about your question.

  2. LaTonya Green

    When I was two years old, I was rushed to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where I was diagnosed with severe lead poisoning. Once the doctors did all they could for me, I was left to die…however, my Grandmother prayed over my small, fragile body with swollen eye brows and amazingly I pulled through!! Over the past several years, I’ve been looking for information on the long term effects of lead poisoning because I’ve never been able to keep gainful employment due to a lack of consentration. In grade school, I was in a special reading class for slow learners and it was very hard to follow instructions…even today following instructions is difficult for me. All of this stem from eating paint chips at the age of two. I would like to get involved in whatever studies are available to show proof there is “long term effects” from lead poisoning. Please email me.

  3. Bruce Christian

    Hey I used many different types of paint, all day for years from 1970 until 1980 I was covered in it. the paint was mostly made by a local company now out of bussiness. I have some serious health issues now will the lead still show up in a blood test?

  4. Louis V. Lombardo

    Bravo! Thank you Fair Warning for continuing coverage of this life destroying product that still afflicts so many children after so many decades.

    Some additional early history documents are at


    Our Urban Environment Report 1971

    EPA Whistle Blow 1971

    Nixon Auto Industry Meeting Transcript 1971

    Get the Lead Out 1974

  5. Steven M. Sweat - Glotzer & Sweat, LLP

    The dangers that lead poses to the health of all of us (especially our children) is tremendous. We all need to increase the publicity on this issue to create pressure on the paint industry to do the right thing and pay for the mess that they created! As always, i thank sites like this for doing just that. We need more sites like Fair Warning!

  6. Richard Rabin

    Re: your lead paint lawsuit article: In 1933 the Massachusetts Department of Labor planned to prohibit the use of lead paint inside homes, due to the danger to young children. However, the Lead Industries Association, concerned that such a regulation could lead to the banning of lead paint in other states, persuaded the Labor Department to drop the rule. Instead, the Department issued a weak recommendation that lead paint not be used where children could have access to it.

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