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Examining the toxic history of flame retardants

A look at how the flame retardant industry came to touch so many objects in our lives.
A fire-fighting air tanker drops fire retardant on the deadly 40,000-acre Esperanza Fire in the San Jacinto Mountains on Oct.28, 2006 west of Palm Springs near Banning, California. 
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Lead contamination poisons a neighborhood's home values

May 6, 2016
Residents of East Los Angeles are seeing prices drop and can't sell their homes.
Terry Cano (left) and brother Joe Gonzalez were born and raised in Boyle Heights. Both have serious medical problems they attribute to the lead in their soil.
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Flint's troubles mount as home prices fall 21 percent

May 4, 2016
The lead-contaminated water crisis appears to be scaring home buyers away, driving prices down sharply since early 2015.
A Flint sewer department flag marks where lead water lines are being replaced. Flint continues to work through the effects of water contamination.
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Lead may be the biggest childhood epidemic in the U.S.

Feb 1, 2016
The lead problem in America doesn't stop at Flint's city limits.
Tears stream down the face of Morgan Walker, age 5 of Flint, as she gets her finger pricked for a lead screening on January 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint Michigan.
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