Dangerous dust: Silica exposure haunts former workers in an iconic Georgia industry
Ed Scarborough worked as a sandblaster in the granite industry for 20 years, until his health gave out. He says he knew that getting into such a line of work was risky, but in Elberton, “there really isn’t much else.” He was born and raised in Elberton, a historic... Read more
Georgia will begin auditing water utilities’ lead testing sites
Brenda Goodman is a staff writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was done in collaboration with WebMD, and was supported by a grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Georgia officials will more closely monitor how utilities in the... Read more
There’s lead in that?!

There’s lead in that?!

Feature September 13, 2017 0

PART  FIVE OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Elizabeth Fite and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Elizabeth Fite is a health care journalist based in Chattanooga, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was supported by a... Read more
As lead poisoned a child, a slow state response
PART  FOUR OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was supported by a grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.   Almost as soon... Read more
As smoke spreads, respiratory problems rise
More areas of Georgia are reporting increases in respiratory illnesses as the smoke from wildfires spreads over a wide swath of the state. State health officials reported Wednesday that the areas of Rome and LaGrange had joined metro Atlanta, Dalton, Gainesville and Jasper as seeing a rise in hospital... Read more

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