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City and State Point Fingers When Screening Newark Students for Lead

3-15-16
Water filters on pipes in some Newark public schools show the district has been battling elevated lead levels in the drinking water for some time. Newark and the state are each saying the other is working to conduct lead testing for city students.
160315Delmore

Baby Boomers Make Up Majority of Hepatitis C Population

3-15-16
About 3.5 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Around 75 percent of them are baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965.
160314Hill

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

3-14-16
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.
160311Hill

Newark Schools Want to Test Students’ Blood for Lead

3-11-16
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.
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Questions Surround Discovery of Lead in Newark Schools’ Water

3-10-16
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.
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Elevated Levels of Lead Found in Water at Newark Schools

3-9-16
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.
160308Benson

Bill Aims to Lower Copays for Live-Saving Drugs

3-8-16
Assemblyman Dan Benson is co-sponsor of a bill that would lower copays for prescription drugs.
Parasites that infect mosquitoes cause malaria, which has plagued people for millennia. Photo: PlotPhoto

Promising Malaria Drug Created at Rutgers to Undergo Clinical Trials

3-8-16
The antimalarial compound, first prepared in chemistry professor Spencer Knappā€™s lab, is to be tested in people.
160307Flanagan

Sen. Menendez Pushes for Stricter Lead Standards

3-7-16
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.
160304Vannozzi

Lead Contamination Found in Morristown Medical Center Water

3-4-16
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.