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Advice on finding pertinent data about lead contamination

Lead contamination and its health consequences have re-emerged as a critical issue in the wake of the Flint municipal water crisis in Michigan. Reporters from Philadelphia to Cleveland and beyond are taking a deeper look at the presence of the contaminant in their communities and how it is affecting residents.

National tracking of this public health crisis is limited, however, and many localities follow their own course. A recent AHCJ’s webcast covered the challenges in tracking down reliable data on lead contamination and its effects.

Here are some additional sources for your reporting.

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