Environmental Protection Agency inspectors in the US were able to uncover nearly 1,400 new cases of lead contamination from 2015 through 2021.
In 2017, the agency declared that all of its inspectors had been infected by lead, and in 2021, a new standard was introduced requiring lead levels to be at least 2.5 micrograms per deciliter for children under three.
Lead is also found in a range of consumer products, including paint and toys, as well as in the soil and groundwater.
But in the lead-contaminated areas of the country, there were no reports of deaths from lead poisoning, or the loss of teeth or brains.
The inspector-general’s report, released in February, was a watershed moment for environmental protection and health in the United States.
The report focused on the lack of effective prevention programs in the country and the inability of states and localities to comply with lead testing requirements.
The lack of state and local compliance meant that the federal government had to step in to ensure that states and cities followed lead testing guidelines, and it was up to state and municipal governments to decide whether to comply.
Lead was detected in more than 3,000 buildings in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee, according to the inspector general’s report.
There were also reports of lead exposure in water in many of the states where the US is one of the world’s biggest polluters, as the inspector found that lead levels in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, were more than 30 times the legal limit, as were lead levels found in homes in parts of the southern states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.
Lead poisoning can be life-threatening and can result in learning disabilities, brain damage, and mental impairment, according the report.
While some states have implemented or will implement stricter lead-testing standards, others have not.
Many states that do have stricter requirements are also less aggressive in enforcing them.
Lead-testing regulations can be difficult to enforce and are often subject to delays and delays that can take years to resolve, according a study by the National Association of School Resource Administrators and the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Some states are not enforcing lead-toxicity requirements at all.
The US Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPA) requires that all public schools have safe drinking water systems.
The EPA also requires that schools use corrosion control agents and lead-paint treatments.
However, in some areas of California, there is no law requiring schools to use corrosion-control treatments.
The Environmental Protection Act also mandates that schools in rural areas have water systems that have been designed to meet the EPA’s lead-safe standards.
However the EPA also allows the states to require water systems in certain areas to be designed to test for lead and to report lead levels as soon as they occur.
However some states that have implemented this lead-test requirement have not complied, according.
The California Department of Water Resources has implemented the water-testing requirement in five of its communities, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The department has implemented a number of lead-siphoning systems in San Francisco and Sacramento.
The agency has implemented lead testing at all schools in the county, but did not implement the system at schools in Riverside.
San Diego is another county that has implemented an EPA-mandated lead-protection system.
The city of San Diego implemented a testing program in 2015 that includes a lead-scrubber system, lead-spitting and water sampling equipment, and testing of water supplies.
The water system was not tested for lead in 2017.
The San Diego Water Department is also working on a plan to install lead-based paint and other materials in the city of Riverside.
But the EPA said that the paint would be tested and if results showed the paint to be harmful, the city could take the paint off the building.
San Francisco, California’s most populous city, also implemented a lead system in 2017 and installed a water testing program.
But testing of the city’s water supply for lead found that the city had not installed the required lead-protective systems in five out of six buildings.
In June, the EPA announced that it would no longer require cities to have a lead safety plan in place and that the state would require cities and towns to submit lead-related data to the agency.
The state also will no longer pay for lead-free water.
The American Association of State and Territorial Attorneys (AASTA) has said that California’s lead standards are inconsistent and that it has no plans to adopt a statewide standard.
The group also said that it was not aware of any state that has a statewide lead standard.
The Environmental Protection Department, which has been in charge of overseeing the agency’s enforcement efforts, has said it is working on implementing lead-safety standards in California.
But it has not said whether the standards would be mandated by the federal