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CDC Misled DC Residents About Lead Levels in Water

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agency knowingly used flawed data to claim that high lead levels in the Washington, D.C. drinking water did not pose a health risk. The agency has also not publicized internal research showing that the problem continues to endanger thousands of D.C. residents.

A House investigative subcommittee found that the CDC made "scientifically indefensible" claims. The CDC hurriedly and knowingly published an analysis that relied on incomplete, misleading results.

The Washington Post adds:

“Pediatric lead experts advise concerned parents to monitor their children's behavior to determine whether they have noticed coordination, hearing or mental-focus problems or changes. Parents who witness such changes should have their children's blood tested for lead.”

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