Guns spewed lead dust. Child gymnasts trained. California regulators failed to act.
Battery recycling is considered one of the most potentially hazardous industries. Yet Vernon’s Exide workers were routinely being poisoned with nearly nonexistent intervention by Cal/OSHA.
How an agency charged with protecting public health gave talking points to the lead-battery industry.
Health officials took eight days to send letters to parents of children possibly contaminated by lead. And not everyone received a letter.