House panel debates drinking water filters for schools, daycares

BY: - March 3, 2020

Updated, 12:57 p.m., 3/4/20 A bipartisan “filter first” bill package to ensure safe drinking water for children in schools and child care centers had a favorable reception at a state House committee Tuesday afternoon. Testing for lead in drinking water is not mandated for schools and daycares in Michigan, but a 2018 study detected PFAS […]

Demonstrators in Flint, MI in 2016

Column: EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health

BY: - January 8, 2020

The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation. One of its most controversial proposals is known as the “secret science” rule because it would require scientists to disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical records, in order […]

Detroit awarded $9.7M to address lead-based hazards

BY: - September 26, 2019

A federal department is awarding Detroit with a $9.7 million grant to address lead-based hazards in the community, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) announced Thursday. “This funding is critical to protect children in Detroit from the hazards of lead poisoning” as “lead remains a challenge for the city,” Lawrence said in […]