Podcast: Assemblyman Ryan on lead poisoning

In this episode of Investigative Postcast, environmental reporter Dan Telvock talks to Assemblyman Sean Ryan about lead poisoning, which remains a serious problem in Buffalo.

Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Ryan recently convened a roundtable in Rochester where experts and lawmakers discussed obstacles to eliminating childhood lead poisoning in the state. He said the group had a notable discussion about how insurance companies exclude lead paint injury coverage in homeowner’s policies, which is allowed by the Department of Insurance.

“There is an exclusion saying ‘we won’t cover any damages as a result of lead poisoning,’ ” Ryan said.


Ryan said he hopes to convene a similar roundtable this fall in Buffalo.

This is our third podcast. Click here to listen to last week’s podcast with Susan Arbetter, the host and producer of The Capitol Pressroom.

In addition, you can read more of Telvock’s coverage on lead poisoning here.

 

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