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Persistent Poison: Living With Lead Poisoning

By Marissa Ortega-Welch and Angela Johnston, KALW/Crosscurrents

Public health nurse Diep Tran thought she would be out of her job by now. “Our plan was for lead poisoning to be gone, eradicated by 2010, and yet we are still getting too many cases,” she says.

This is the woman who manages all the severe lead poisoning cases for Alameda County. Diep is in her 60s, has a short bobbed haircut and a lot of energy. She works all the time. The first day we meet her, she barely sits down, constantly popping up to get something else that she wants to show us.

Read the complete story at KALW/Crosscurrents.