Some Frisco residents question whether emissions from a local plant have affected the health of neighborhood children.
Frisco, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – Some Frisco residents have expressed concerns about possible lead contamination from a local plant. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the city is considering another health risk study concerning areas near a battery recycling plant currently operated by Exide Technologies Inc., which has lead some to reflect on results of a first study.
As noted in the report, researchers found in a previous study that children tested in a low-income neighborhood had lead levels currently linked to numerous health complications including learning disabilities. Leverne Jones, a resident of the neighborhood, has stated that despite scientists’ recommendations, no treatment was provided after the study 15 years ago.
Kerry Russell, an environmental attorney for the city, is quoted in the report as stating of new plans, “This is the perfect time for follow-up to the 1990s study…We’re in a better position to differentiate the impacts of elevated blood lead levels.”
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