Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jul 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Freddie Gray, Lead Paint, and the Impact of Housing on Our Health

posted on Wed, Jul 27 2016 4:36 pm by William Tilburg

Prolonged low-level lead exposure can result in behavior and learning problems, reduced IQ, increased hyperactivity and aggression. Recognizing the enormous impact housing has on our health, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated June as “National Healthy Homes Month.”

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Flint Water Crisis & Civil Litigation: A Closer Look at the State-Created Danger Doctrine

posted on Tue, Jul 19 2016 4:42 pm by Colleen Healy

Civil litigation is a powerful tool that may be used to redress public health harms and drive policy change; it is one that is currently being wielded by many private Flint citizens, advocacy organizations, and city and state officials.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Not-So-Hidden Dangers of the Salt Shaker

posted on Fri, Jul 15 2016 1:26 pm by Leila Barraza

Excessive sodium has been recognized for many years as a danger to health due to its link to high blood pressure. A little goes a long way for salt and steps can also be taken at home to reduce consumption. Recent efforts to regulate sodium levels have been challenging, however.

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