| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How is a Baltimore citizen to make sense of recent Sun coverage of two momentous deals in terms of their impact on Baltimore's citizenry? The first is the preliminary approval by Baltimore City Council of what will amount to some $420 million in public...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:01 AM
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million in long-standing court judgments for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
So you like your hot sauce south-of-the-border spicy, with that extra punch?
Well, Nevada researchers have found that little added twang might not be an intended result of the recipe: Many imported hot sauces sold in the U.S. contain dangerous levels of...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 6:21 PM
Products called chelators that are sold over the counter as treatments for autism, heart disease and other conditions are dangerous and illegal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a crackdown announced Thursday.
The chemicals, which help...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:53 AM
With its annual health fair, Orland Township wants to be sure kids get all the shots they need before school starts in the fall, and have a little fun while they're at it.
The free fair, which also will offer vaccines for adults, will be Saturday from 9...
| Nov 22, 2009
James Coman's son has an unusual skill. The 7-year-old, his father says, can swallow six pills at once.
Diagnosed with autism as a toddler, the Chicago boy had been placed on an intense regimen of supplements and medications aimed at treating the...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Residents in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.
Now they have proof. New monitoring data obtained by the Tribune reveal that high...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Today's Hot Button Issue: the dangers of lead poisoning have forced New Orleans to close three popular playgrounds.
The city tested 13 playgrounds and found that Danneel Playground, Taylor Playground, and Annunciation Playground all had high levels of...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
A second high-level official at the state health department's laboratory was placed on leave this week, following revelations that the lab destroyed a large number of records documenting lead poisoning in Maryland children.
The lab's deputy director,...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The Baltimore City Council called on officials of the Housing Authority and other agencies to explain what's being done about paying judgments of nearly $12 million to public housing residents poisoned by lead paint.
The council also agreed Monday to...