Poisons: Lead Paint in Chicago

Chicago was suffering a deadly midsummer blight. By last week 14 slum children from one to five years old, more than half of them Negroes, were dead of lead poisoning. And of more than 40 others who had been seriously ill, most would be left with permanent brain damage. Ironically, Chicago has long had as rigorous a program for the prevention, detection and treatment of lead poisoning as any city in the U.S., and is now making it still more strict.

Appetite for Everything. All cities with old slum dwellings have a year-round lead poisoning problem. Interior paints used to...

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