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More evidence children harmed by lead near Philadelphia 'Ghost Factory'

Alison Young,October 12, 2015
Children living near the former site of a huge lead factory in Philadelphia are six times more likely than children nationwide to have elevated levels of toxic lead in their bodies

Researchers dumbfounded by Philadelphia's 70 percent increase in Type I diabetics under the age of five


Parents, listen up. It was announced on February 3, 2013 that between 1985 and 2005, researchers took a registry of young patients in Philadelphia and found a staggering increase, 70 percent in fact, in children under five having Type I diabetes. This is according to the work presented in the journal Diabetes Care. This is similar to findings across the United States and in Europe.