‘It is unacceptable and it’s preventable’: Officials say high levels of childhood lead poisoning is significant problem in Lehigh Valley
At least 350 children in Lehigh and Northampton counties experience lead poisoning every year, a new report by the anti-crime organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids shows. Though lead poisoning is preventable, it’s all too common in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania, the report states.
Teneema Tibbs lost her job at a Darby day-care center in February 2020, the month before the coronavirus pandemic hit. She was five months pregnant and about to become a single mom. She looked at her protruding belly and thought, “No one will hire me now.” Tibbs searched for a new job, but the pandemic […]