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Rappler's latest stories on lead


Cancer now 'leading cause of death' in rich countries

Sep 03, 2019 - 6:52 PM

In richer countries, cancer now kills more people than heart disease, according to the twin studies published in The Lancet medical journal

Lea Salonga is part of children's book about Broadway stars

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lea is among the Broadway stars included in the book 'A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

May 10, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Analysis detects lead dust in 'very significant' levels on some streets and pavements outside the cathedral, which remain off limits to the public since the April 15 blaze

Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Fabien Barrau / AFP)

New Paris mural celebrates 'yellow vest' revolt

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Street artist Pascal Boyart creates a mural based on Eugene Delacroix's monumental canvass 'Liberty Leading the People,' which glorified the revolution of July 1830

A man on a bicycle rides past by a mural by street artist PBOY depicting Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) protestors inspired by "La Liberte guidant le Peuple" painting by Eugene Delacroix in Paris on January 8, 2019.  Philippe LOPEZ / AFP

IMMAP’s Margot Torres wins Campaign Asia's Women Leading Change Award 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:19 PM

IMMAP's Margot Torres bested 7 other finalists and was the only Filipino in the category's shortlist

China Cheerleading Association joins 13th NCC season

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:32 PM

This marks the start of a long-term friendship between the Philippines and China in cheerleading

FRIENDSHIP. Shenzhen Huacheng Primary School and Jilin Institute of Physical Education join the NCC for the first time. Photo from National Cheerleading Championship's facebook page

Brace yourselves: Warriors-Cavs 3-1 lead jokes are coming

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:11 PM

You already knew this was going to happen

You already knew this was coming

PH Air Force now has 10 fighter jets

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The 9th and 10th FA 50 lead in fighter trainers from South Korea arrive in Pampanga

PH Air Force now has 8 FA-50 fighter jets

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Four more FA 50s are expected to arrive in the next months

4TH BATCH. The Philippine Air Force formally receive 2 more FA-50 lead in fighter trainers it acquired from South Korea. DPC Photo

WATCH: Philippine Air Force now has 6 fighter jets

Feb 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Two brand new FA 50 jets of the Philippine Air Force arrive on Wednesday February 22

WATCH: Idris Elba auctions off a date with himself

Jan 13, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Hi there Idris Elba here I d like you to be my Valentine That s right love just you and me no one else around just us says Idris in a video for a charity auction

Screengrab from YouTube/Omaze

Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:15 AM

In another escalation of Syria s bloody conflict warplanes from President Bashar al Assad s regime bombard the city of Hasakeh – targeting US backed Kurdish forces

Marcos’ lead, Aquino on Robredo, Manny Pacquiao | 12PM wRap

May 27, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM wrap with Chay Hofileña

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 9PM

May 05, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue tells the media to report paid campaign promos by candidates Income for broadcast giant GMA Network doubles to P1 01 billion in the first quarter of 2016 Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo hit rivals who distrust surveys

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 8PM

May 05, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Senator Grace Poe denies rumors she’s withdrawing from the presidential race to give way to another candidate The Philippine Supreme Court allows detained former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to vote on May 9 in Pampanga A massive wildfire in Canada forces thousands to flee

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 7PM

May 05, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Trillanes files a plunder complaint against Duterte INC officially endorses Rody Duterte and Bongbong Marcos INC reportedly wages a silent war against De Lima

The Standard poll, Donald Trump, PH election lessons | 12PM wRap

May 05, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 7PM

May 04, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Duterte still enjoys an 11 point lead in latest poll Robredo overtakes Marcos Transgender politician poised for historic win

6 million Americans have lead-tainted water in homes, schools – report

Mar 17, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Tainted water is supplied to hundreds of daycare centers and schools the report from the USA Today says

WATER CRISIS. An undated handout made available on 16 January 2016 by the US Army National Guard shows Master Sgt. Brandon Post and Staff Sgt. Stephen Robel assist carrying water as part of Michigan National Guard support to water distribution mission in Flint, Michigan. US Army National Guard photo by Spc. Eric Bandy/EPA

Watch that gift mug, it could contain deadly chemicals

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:39 PM

The EcoWaste Coalition finds high levels of lead in 22 out of 23 mug samples tested

TOXIC. EcoWaste Coalition says mugs and cups with toxic lead glazes are common throughout the year, not just on Valentine's Day

Flint mayor demands lead pipes be replaced after scandal

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Replacing 15 000 lead pipes is the only way that residents of Flint Michigan can feel safe again in the wake of a tainted water scandal the US city s mayor says

The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP

Living with contamination: Fear and anger in Flint

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:08 PM

How long is this supposed to go on and what s going to happen next

'NOT FLINT WATER.' A sign at a local restaurant reassures customers that they are not on Flint water but on uncontaminated water pulled from Detroit on January 27, 2016 at Westside Diner in Flint, Michigan. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP

Replace pipes that 'poisoned' Flint water, lawsuit demands

Jan 28, 2016 - 9:15 AM

The people of Flint cannot trust the state of Michigan to fix this man made disaster and that is why court oversight is critically needed

CITY IN CRISIS. The Flint River backdropped by the city skyline on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP

Lead poisoning strikes another US town

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Elevated lead levels were detected months ago in Sebring Ohio but local officials failed to warn residents until last week

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP

Obama anger at Michigan water crisis

Jan 21, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Obama says You can t short change basic services that we provide to our people

The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP


Dec 29, 2015 - 5:54 PM

That cough may be something worse Here are the signs symptoms and tips on how to cope with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

IN PHOTOS: Aquino leads turnover of brand-new fighter jets

Dec 06, 2015 - 8:57 PM

The assets are assigned to the Air Defense Wing the unit of the Philippine Air Force responsible for territorial defense

CEREMONIAL POURING OF THE CHAMPAGNE. President Benigno Aquino III leads the turn over and blessing ceremonies for the newly arrived FA-50 fighter jets. All photos by the Philippine Air Force.

Top Vatican reporter writes book about Cardinal Tagle

Sep 19, 2015 - 8:19 AM

In an e mail to Rappler author Cindy Wooden says Cardinal Tagle’s pastoral approach resembles the pastoral approach of Pope Francis

'ASIAN FRANCIS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (R) stands with Pope Francis (L) in a meeting with street children in Manila, Philippines, on June 16, 2015. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

Ampatuan’s burial, Poe on presidency, PH support | 12PM wRap

Jul 20, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

In Thailand, a thug’s street wisdom

Jul 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Here are nuggets of wisdom from General Prayut Chan o cha the head of the army who grabbed power last May 22 ostensibly to stop Thailand from spiraling into the darkness

India capital bans Nestle noodles in growing lead scare

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Stores across the country step up voluntary removal of the product from their shelves after officials said higher than permissible lead levels were found in packets in Delhi and in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh

BANNED. Nestle 'Maggi' instant noodles are photographed in a shop in the Indian capital New Delhi on June 3, 2015. Chandan Khanna/AFP

Buses, dormitories for CDO senior high school students

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Cagayan de Oro is one of the 10 cities that will pilot the implementation of the senior high school program in June 2015 a year ahead of other public schools in the country

NEW SCHOOL. Students of the new Tablon National High School welcome Mayor Oscar Moreno during the turnover of the 4-storey high school building, which has 18 classrooms. Tablon National High school was an annex of Agusan High School for 18 years. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

6 Filipino firms show why they're ‘leading companies’ for women

Mar 15, 2015 - 5:53 PM

50 companies – 6 of them Filipino owned – are cited by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation as among those that increase economic opportunities for women

Taytay creek is water rehab model for Southeast Asia

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Maningning Creek is being used as a model for the rehabilitation of waterways in Cambodia Vietnam Malaysia and Laos

SAFE CREEK. The locals of Barangay Santa Ana in Taytay, Rizal can now live alongside Maningning Creek without fear of dengue and severe flooding. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Toxic school supplies for sale in Manila, Makati – group

May 29, 2014 - 4:20 PM

Some school bags and coloring materials are found to contain alarming levels of the toxic lead which can reduce children s IQ

LADEN WITH LEAD. A pollution watchdog found that these school supplies contained high levels of the toxic chemical lead. Photo courtesy of EcoWaste Coalition

E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The effects of throwing away our gadgets reach far beyond the garbage bin

Chemicals may be eroding child IQs – disputed study

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Is your toothpaste eroding your child s brain development?

BE WARNED. A study shows a wide array of industrial chemicals, including toothpaste ingredient fluoride, may be affecting child brain development

DOH: Scrap fireworks, donate to disaster survivors

Dec 13, 2013 - 8:03 PM

DOH s Eric Tayag draws attention to this message by dancing to the tune of Katy Perry s Roar

Empowering the ASEAN youth

Dec 08, 2013 - 3:30 PM

Advocates and Rappler speakers deliver talks that empower young people during the ASEAN LEAD Youth Summit 2013

ASEAN youth: aspirations and opportunities

Dec 08, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Members of the ASEAN youth must always be hopeful yet critical and watchful yet engaged

Life and Style wRap: From ballet dancers to zombies

Nov 30, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Missed a lot of stories this week? Here s the Life and Style wRap

TERRIFYING? A group of youngsters dressed up as zombies take part in a "Zombie Walk" in Mexico City. AFP Photo

Toxic Christmas lights being sold in Divisoria

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:43 AM

Getting ready to decorate your house for Christmas? Be careful when buying Christmas lights

HOLIDAY STRANDS. Christmas lights are one of the most popular form of Christmas decor used in the Philippines

Toxic toys being sold in Baclaran

Oct 26, 2013 - 10:36 AM

60 days before Christmas toys with lead arsenic and mercury are being sold in Baclaran Parañaque and Pasay

NOT SO INNOCENT. These toxic toys bought in Manila are in good company now that a green group discovered more of their ilk in Baclaran, Parañaque and Pasay. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

NSCB sees better Q1 growth

Feb 26, 2013 - 3:30 PM

The agency s LEI index while still in negative territory improved from the 4th quarter of 2012

#MoveIlocos: making ripples in the north

Feb 25, 2013 - 5:09 PM

“Once social change begins it cannot be reversed You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read

Caught in The Fray

Nov 16, 2012 - 4:03 PM

The band made their Manila concert a memorable first time

ENERGY EXCHANGE. The Fray gave back to their fans the great positive energy that their fans sent their way. All photos by PJ Cana

Actual July-Dec growth likely higher than leading indicators'

Oct 31, 2012 - 12:11 PM

The Philippine economy will still grow by 5 to 6 in the third and fourth quarters says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan

Leading economic indicators point to slower Q4

Oct 29, 2012 - 5:44 PM

Despite the optimism among government officials that the economy will perform better in the last quarter of 2012 leading indicators show otherwise