Mapping Lead Pipes; Racial Gap in Cervical Cancer; Heroin Epidemic Funding

Water systems in Ohio must now map and identify locations of any lead piping in service areas and make that information public by March of this year. We'll see how the new state law is working.

The war on cancer is gaining ground in some areas, but there's alarming news for minority women when it comes to cervical cancer.

And if money will help in the fight against heroin and the opioid crisis, we're in luck. There's strong support coming to Cuyahoga County.

Additional Links & Resources:

The ideastream Be Well team combined radio & television efforts to produce two lead reporting specials.

Read extensive reporting on lead contamination with The Plain Dealer's Toxic Neglect coverage

Learn more about the recent study on the racial disparity in cervical cancer mortality rates

 

Guests: 

Rachel Dissell, Reporter, The Plain Dealer

Kristine Zanotti, MD, Gynecologic Oncology - University Hospitals

Matt Carroll, Office of the County Executive

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