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Paris streets near Notre Dame to be decontaminated from lead

Aug. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities shut down streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral to decontaminate them Tuesday, after high levels of lead were registered in the area following the April blaze that damaged the landmark. The painstaking cleanup work inside Notre Dame itself was suspended last month for...

2007 mass shooting survivor copes with 300 pellets of lead

Aug. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who survived a 2007 mass shooting in Utah said Thursday she has lead poisoning from 300 shotgun pellets still in her body, leaving her with debilitating headaches, nausea and other serious health problems. Carolyn Tuft, whose 15-year-old daughter died in the Trolley Square...

Toxic lead removed from Paris schools after Notre Dame fire

Aug. 8, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning. Paris authorities ordered last month a deep clean and...

Paris child at risk of lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire

Aug. 7, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Health officials in Paris said Wednesday that a young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning. The child, who was tested last week, doesn't need treatment yet, the Regional Health Authority said in a...