In today’s episode we look at the contentious history of lead paint. We will see how the widespread use of this deadly product was shaped by mining companies and capitalist forces. We will also find out how the struggles to get rid of it were once connected to the fight for affordable housing and racial justice during the civil rights era.
- This episode was produced by me with support from the National Science Foundation and the Ridge to Reef Program at UCI. Views and opinions my own.
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- For more information on the history of lead paint and lead science, get a copy of Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children.