Lead Poisoning in Water with Nancy Loeb

Welcome to the Royal State of Mind Podcast.

On today’s show, I play back an interview from February with guest Nancy Loeb. She is the Director of Northwestern University’s Environmental Advocacy Clinic, and in December of 2015 she authored an op-ed piece for TIME magazine called “Toxic Water Isn’t Just in Michigan,” which details the potency of lead in water and the prevalence of lead water poisoning outside of Flint.

During their conversation, Loeb and I look at the truth regarding lead in water. Nancy explains what lead poisoning is, how it impacts those affected by it, and explains why few remedies exist. We also discuss lead’s presence in America’s water and how it became such a pervasive problem in the country.

Let me know what you think about the conversation by tweeting to @AmiriTulloch or @ThisIsRSOM, and by leaving a response on our Facebook page! Today’s conversation highlights an important aspect of the Flint water crisis conversation because it provides a macro perspective on the situation.

this conversation was recorded on February 15, 2016.