facebook twitter Scroll to the top Our Stories › Explainer The Full Picture of Our Lead Problem April 25, 2016 Perrin Ireland Brian Palmer Related Stories Victory Getting the Lead Out of Gasoline Around the Globe How NRDC spearheaded the solution to an “impossible” environmental problem and protected the health of millions of children. Explainer Everything You Need to Know About Lead If lead poisoning seems like a story from the past, think again: The toxic metal lingers in communities all over the United States. Explainer Learn the Truth About Tap Everything you need to know in order to fill a glass from your faucet with confidence. Midwest Dispatch In East Chicago, Knowing Your Soil Is Toxic Is Only Half the Battle Because it can take years before the government does anything about it. NRDC in Action An Uphill Battle, and Persistence, in Flint These four NRDC lawyers would finish each other’s thoughts—at any odd hour of the day or night—in their quest to help victims of the city’s lead crisis. Q&A The Truth About Tap Lots of people think drinking bottled water is safer. Is it? On Location Fighting for Justice in Flint Partnering with NRDC and ACLU, residents of this Michigan city took their local government to court in a battle for safe drinking water.