Is St. Louis Poisoning Your Children?
St. Louis, Missouri, has a severe lead poisoning crisis, far worse than Flint’s. With news surrounding Flint, Michigan’s water filtration and lead poisoning issues, more and more cities are being called out. Lead exposure disproportionately affects St. Louis families in low-income and rental areas but, the problem is not limited to the water supply. There, lead is a staple in the community. Missouri is the largest producer of lead ore and by-products. Plus, over half of all the city’s homes wer