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New Legislation Would Make NJ’s Lead Reference Level the Same as CDC’s

Advocates say the number of children under 6 with elevated levels of lead could be reduced if the state had been conducting lead paint inspections in single- and two-family dwellings as required by a 2008 state law.

Newark Schools Want to Test Students’ Blood for Lead

After finding elevated levels of lead in the water at 30 schools, the Newark public school system is seeking permission to conduct blood tests on students.

Questions Surround Discovery of Lead in Newark Schools’ Water

Some parents and teachers are questioning why the public school district waited nearly a week to alert them to the discovery of elevated levels of lead in the water at 30 schools.

Elevated Levels of Lead Found in Water at Newark Schools

Water testing at several public schools in Newark found elevated levels of lead. The district has shut off all drinking water fountains at the affected schools and bottled water is being used.

Bill Aims to Lower Copays for Live-Saving Drugs

Assemblyman Dan Benson is co-sponsor of a bill that would lower copays for prescription drugs.

Promising Malaria Drug Created at Rutgers to Undergo Clinical Trials

The antimalarial compound, first prepared in chemistry professor Spencer Knappā€™s lab, is to be tested in people.

Sen. Menendez Pushes for Stricter Lead Standards

Sen. Bob Menendez has introduced a bill to align HUD standards with the CDC when it comes to acceptable levels of lead in a child's blood. Currently, the CDC has a maximum of five micrograms per deciliter and the HUD standard is 20.

Lead Contamination Found in Morristown Medical Center Water

Elevated levels of lead were found in the water at Morristown Medical Center in late February. Now one lawmaker is working to create a task force to review the state's drinking water sources.

Zap Zika Events Educate Residents About Virus

A team of health experts is traveling throughout New Jersey holding Zap Zika public education forums to educate residents about the Zika virus.

Helping Those Suffering from Eating Disorders

The National Eating Disorders Association says 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. Help is available for them.