The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will offer free blood testing on a massive scale for lead poisoning to address worries that a Vernon battery recycler has jeopardized the health of hundreds of thousands of residents in southeast Los Angeles, officials said Thursday.
A battery recycling plant in Vernon has possibly poisoned surrounding communities (From Boyle Heights to Huntington Park) with lead and arsenic. The company that allowed this to happen is required to pay for blood tests for anyone that may have been affected. If y'all are from the area, please try to let people know, and try to get tested yourself.
This a largely working class and immigrant area, so it is likely that the government and the Exide company will not do much to distribute this information to those affected.
So please, whether or not you live in the Southeast or East LA area, please REBLOG and SIGNAL BOOST.