Jobsite Spotlight: Gouverneur Talc

Jobsite Spotlight – Gouverneur Talc In 1948, the Gouverneur Talc Company began mining and milling talc near Balmat, New York. A subsidiary of R. T. Vanderbilt, Gouverneur Talc produced talc for various industrial uses, including the manufacture of paint, ceramics and plastic molding compound. In 1974, the mines and mills of the International Talc Company […]

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Attorney Lisa M. Baehre Joins Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford

Lisa M. Baehre has joined Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford’s Catastrophic Personal Injury Department where she focuses her practice on representing survivors of child sexual abuse.  Ms. Baehre has a distinguished legal career and is an experienced trial attorney and former prosecutor. Welcome Lisa!

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Mathew Morton Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

Senior Partner Mathew Morton recently appeared on AM Buffalo, and discussed how family members can be exposed to asbestos from secondhand exposure. Workers would come home with asbestos dust on their work clothes, and spouses and children would do laundry, shaking the dust from the clothing, sitting in the same chairs and even hugging their […]

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John Comerford Explains Asbestos Exposure and Your Legal Rights on AM Buffalo

Watch senior partner John Comerford on AM Buffalo as he explains how our law firm can help with your asbestos exposure claim Being diagnosed with mesothelioma takes an emotional toll on you and your family. Watch Senior Partner John Comerford’s interview with AM Buffalo as he explains how Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford can help. We […]

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Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure is a serious issue that can have devastating health consequences, particularly for those who work in industries where asbestos is present. One of the most serious illnesses caused by asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and other internal organs. The dangers […]

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John P. Comerford Selected as Top 100 Attorney by National Trial Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that Senior Partner, John P. Comerford, has been selected as a Top 100 Attorney in the State of New York by the National Trial Lawyers.  This honor is given to only the top 100 attorneys in each state or region for their superior skills, qualifications, and results as criminal defense […]

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Michael Ponterio Appears on AM Buffalo – Highlights Upcoming Bethlehem Steel Seminar

Founding Partner Michael A. Ponterio had the pleasure of being interviewed by Mercedes Wilson of AM Buffalo recently.  Mr. Ponterio describes the lengthy history Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford have in representing thousands of individuals exposed to asbestos.  If you want to know more about asbestos disease, radiation-induced cancers, coke oven emissions, lung cancer, and general […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Asbestos Exposure at Allied Chemical/Buffalo Color

Asbestos-containing materials covered a vast majority of the pipe lines and associated equipment throughout Allied Chemical’s plants and production facilities. Allied Chemical facilities, a/k/a AlliedSignal, now Honeywell International Inc., regularly utilized asbestos at their many sites. Allied Chemical maintained three production facilities in Western New York: Semet-Solvay (Tonawanda Coke), Buffalo Color and Solvay Process Company.  […]

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Asbestos Poisoning: Causes and Symptoms

The Environmental Protection Agency partially banned asbestos in 1989. Some products that contained asbestos were partially banned, and actions were made to prevent new uses of asbestos products in August of 1989. However, asbestos is still a concern today. We meet with clients frequently who have been harmed by asbestos poisoning. Please keep reading to […]

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Asbestosis from Workplace Exposure

If you have an asbestos-related illness and you believe it was from workplace exposure to asbestos, we would be glad to help you get the justice you are entitled to. Our Buffalo asbestosis lawyers would be honored to represent you. Please don’t hesitate to call our office today to schedule a free consultation with us. […]

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Should I Avoid Using Talc Products?

Talc products have been around for decades and seem harmless, but many people have growing concerns about using talcum powders due to the risk of asbestos exposure. Please keep reading to learn more about whether you should avoid using these products. At Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, we represent clients who have been harmed by asbestos […]

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What is Negligence?

If you are filing a claim for personal injury or asbestos exposure, it is essential that you understand what negligence means. You are going to hear that term a lot when you file a claim against a defendant. You may be wondering, “What is negligence?” Please keep reading to find out what it means in […]

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Can Talc Exposure Cause Cancer?

You may have used talc powder products all your life without thinking about the potential dangers that they pose, and you may not have even known that the products were harmful. However, talc exposure has been linked to mesothelioma and lung cancer diagnoses due to asbestos contamination during the mining process. Asbestos is a known […]

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Stages of Mesothelioma Explained

Getting diagnosed with mesothelioma is a hard pill to swallow. There are four stages of mesothelioma, and the treatment you will be offered will depend on how far cancer has progressed. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers have been helping victims of toxic asbestos exposure get justice after their mesothelioma diagnoses for decades. If you believe your […]

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Can Exposure to Asbestos Cause Mesothelioma?

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma is scary. You may be wondering how this happened to you. Exposure to asbestos is hazardous in any amount. If you have been exposed to asbestos at any time in your life while at a workplace and you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis, we can help you. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers […]

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Occupational Asbestos Exposure Dangers

There are several job sites where workers have been exposed to asbestos. This is called occupational asbestos exposure and can come at a significant cost. Our Niagara Falls mesothelioma lawyers have been helping affected workers get justice for decades after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness. Please keep reading to learn about asbestos exposure and […]

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No Cost to File a Mesothelioma Claim

Don’t ever pay for a lawyer to file a mesothelioma claim. There is no cost to file a mesothelioma claim with our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, don’t worry about being able to afford a lawyer. We would be happy to help you get started with […]

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Optimistic Outlook for Recent Cancer Drug Trial

On June 7th, 2022, NPR reported that a tiny cancer drug trial for rectal cancer patients could have changed the outlook of cancer research. This is much-needed good news. Though our clients suffer primarily from mesothelioma, this trial brings hope for further advancements to hopefully find a cure for all cancers one day. Keep reading […]

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Oxygen Therapy for Asbestos-Related Illness

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, you are likely experiencing unpleasant, uncomfortable, and painful respiratory issues. Oxygen therapy may be appropriate for your condition. If you have been diagnosed with an illness related to asbestos exposure at a workplace, even if it was decades ago, please reach […]

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Pleural Mesothelioma FAQs

If you have been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, you likely have a lot of questions. It can be a very scary time, and we want to help you through it. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers have been helping victims of negligent employers get the justice they are entitled to. This has been our passion for many […]

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What are the Symptoms of Asbestos Poisoning?

Have you been exposed to asbestos? It can be scary knowing you were around such a dangerous substance. It is important to monitor yourself for symptoms of asbestos poisoning so you can make the right choices for your health. We urge you to move quickly when you believe you are exhibiting symptoms or have received […]

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Stage 4 Mesothelioma FAQs

Getting a Stage 4 mesothelioma diagnosis can be frightening. This is life-changing news. We have been representing our community for many years, offering help in getting justice. If you or someone you love is dealing with this diagnosis, we would be honored to represent you in your pursuit of justice. Please call us today to […]

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Stage 3 Mesothelioma FAQs

Mesothelioma is a troubling diagnosis to receive. We know that it can be scary if you or a loved one gets diagnosed with Stage 3 mesothelioma. You likely have a lot of questions. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers have been handling cases of negligent asbestos exposure for many years. If you believe you or your loved […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Hooker Chemical

Over the last 25 years, Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC has represented numerous former employees of Hooker Chemical located in Niagara Falls, New York, who developed and died of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases.  We have represented carpenters, millwrights, pipefitters, repairmen, masons, maintenance men, laborers, operators, and riggers who worked throughout the Hooker Chemical Plant. […]

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Stage 2 Mesothelioma FAQs

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Stage 2 mesothelioma, you likely have a lot of questions. It can be a scary diagnosis to receive. You deserve justice for this if you have been exposed to asbestos in a neglectful workplace. The following are two of the most frequently asked questions. Our […]

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Stage 1 Mesothelioma FAQS

Have you or someone you love recently been diagnosed with stage 1 mesothelioma? We understand that this can be a difficult time. You likely have a lot of questions. The following are a couple of the most commonly asked questions regarding a stage 1 diagnosis of mesothelioma. Please keep reading to learn more. When you […]

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What is Benign Mesothelioma?

If you have recently been diagnosed with benign mesothelioma, you likely have a lot of questions. Please keep reading to learn more about your condition. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after having been negligently exposed to asbestos in a workplace, please don’t wait to call our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers today to set up […]

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What is Malignant Mesothelioma?

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma? This can be very upsetting and scary. You may be wondering what you are up against, how you got this disease, and what you can do about it. Please keep reading to learn more about this terrible disease. If you want to fight for […]

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What Causes Mesothelioma?

If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you likely have a lot of questions. One of the first things that people wonder about is what causes mesothelioma. To learn more about the catalysts of how this devastating disease occurs in people, please keep reading. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers would be […]

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What Are the Risk Factors for Mesothelioma?

Are you wondering what the risk factors for mesothelioma are? If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are probably a thousand questions that you want to ask. Please start here for some answers. When you are ready to pursue a case against your liable party, our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers would […]

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What Are the Types of Mesothelioma?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you likely want to learn as much as you can about the different types of mesothelioma. Please keep reading about the three most common mesotheliomas and then get in touch with our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers. We strongly would be honored to represent you after […]

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Jobsite Spotlight – Donner Hanna Coke Asbestos Exposure

Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC, represents former and retired workers from Donner Hanna Coke Corporation once located at Mystic and Abby Streets in Buffalo, New York.  Donner Hanna Coke workers who handled asbestos materials, or were in the vicinity of others who did, have a high risk for developing mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related […]

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What is the Life Expectancy of Mesothelioma Victims?

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with mesothelioma? When pursuing a claim for negligent asbestos exposure that led to a mesothelioma diagnosis, people often want to know what the life expectancy of mesothelioma victims is. We understand the worry of those who are battling this awful disease. We also empathize with those who […]

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Mesothelioma Symptoms: What to Look For

Mesothelioma is a very serious condition that is primarily brought on by exposure to asbestos. If you think you might have mesothelioma, it is important to look out for the signs right away. Keep reading to learn about what mesothelioma symptoms should indicate that you need to get to a doctor right away. If you […]

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Who is at Risk for Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is not entirely understood by science today but there are certain people who do get considered at risk for mesothelioma. Please keep reading to learn more about how someone is categorized as high risk. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we would like to hear from you. We would be honored to set […]

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How to Test for Mesothelioma

Have you worked in or around an environment with asbestos and now you are worried that you have mesothelioma because of it? Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers are here to help. You might be wondering how to test for mesothelioma. Please keep reading to learn more, and then give us a call to set up a […]

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How to Find a Mesothelioma Doctor

Have you been exposed to asbestos in your workplace and have now been diagnosed with mesothelioma? Firstly, we are terribly sorry that you have to go through this. We can provide you with the representation that you need to have a successful claim for your diagnosis. In the meantime, you might be concerned with how […]

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How to Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

When you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you might be wondering what you can do to get justice from the workplace in which you were exposed to asbestos. When you want to fight for your rightful justice, you need to find an experienced mesothelioma lawyer for your case. Please keep reading to learn more about […]

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How Many Cases of Mesothelioma are Diagnosed Each Year?

According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed every year. This technically makes it a rare condition in the United States. However, that does not negate the severity of mesothelioma. Please keep reading to learn more about how many cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year, and how […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: DuPont

Learn about how DuPont Workers were constantly exposed to asbestos dust throughout the plants, and are at risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer or other asbestos diseases.
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John Comerford Joins Melanie Camp on AM Buffalo

Partner John Comerford joined Melanie Camp on AM Buffalo recently to discuss how Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford helps those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. He also describes how more and more women are being diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of laundering their husbands’ and fathers’ work clothes. […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Kodak & Asbestos Exposure

When the average individual thinks of Kodak, cameras and photographic supplies come to mind. Many would be surprised to learn that asbestos was present throughout Kodak Park during the production phase of photographic materials and supplies. Kodak workers were exposed to asbestos dust from working with and around a wide variety of asbestos-containing products. Asbestos […]

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Founding Partner John Lipsitz Appears on AM Buffalo

On March 3, 2021, Founding Partner John Lipsitz appeared on AM Buffalo with Melanie Camp. He discusses the addition of John Comerford as a named Partner, the promising future of Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, and how the firm has continued to grow and successfully litigate its claims despite the pandemic. Click here or on the […]

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The Firm Has Changed Its Name!

The Firm Has Changed Its Name! Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC is pleased to announce that the firm has changed its name and will now be known as Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC. Our name change recognizes the important role played by John P. Comerford, Esq. Mathew J. Morton, Esq. has been named a Senior […]

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Senior Partner John Comerford Appears on AM Buffalo

On February 4, 2021, Senior Partner John Comerford appears on AM Buffalo with Melanie Camp, where he discusses the firm’s name change, moving forward with mesothelioma litigation, and how Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford continues fighting for those exposed to asbestos. To view the interview, click here or on the picture below.

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Jobsite Spotlight: Ashland Oil

Asbestos was used extensively at the Tonawanda, NY Ashland Oil site, as it was in many refineries throughout the United States.   As a result of asbestos exposure at the Ashland Oil jobsite, many workers developed mesothelioma, a cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos.  In 1950, the Ashland Oil and Refining Company purchased […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Durez Plastics Corporation

Durez Plastics Corporation was a chemical and plastics factory that manufactured plastic molding compounds, as well as phenol, resins, and other industrial products. The plant, originally owned by Hooker Chemical and subsequently sold to Occidental Chemical Corporation, was one of the largest and most important employers in North Tonawanda, New York. Unfortunately, as a result […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Diemolding Corporation

JOBSITE SPOTLIGHT: Diemolding Corporation - Asbestos exposure is well known at this facility, as asbestos was utilized as filler in and during the process where raw plastic materials were heated and formed into the finished plastic products.

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Partner John Lipsitz Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses Asbestos Investigations

Partner John Lipsitz had the pleasure of speaking with Melanie Camp on AM Buffalo recently. They discussed Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford’s extensive history of asbestos investigations. The firm has over 100 years of combined experience among the attorneys, and as a result has established a voluminous library of evidence which is beneficial to existing and […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant

The Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant was covered throughout with asbestos-containing materials. The North Mill, South Mill, Strip Mill, Bar Mill, annealing and blast furnaces, open hearth furnaces, basic oxygen furnaces, the mold yards, heating furnaces, boilers, soaking pits, hot tops, and coke ovens all contained asbestos refractory materials. A refractory material is a non-metallic material […]

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Michael Ponterio Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses 25th Anniversary

Partner Michael Ponterio appeared on AM Buffalo on October 1, 2020. He was interviewed by Melanie Camp about the history of Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford and the celebration of the firm’s 25th Anniversary. Michael went into detail about how the firm has led the way in shaping asbestos law in New York State, as well […]

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Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC celebrates 25-Year Anniversary of the firm on Friday, September 25th, 2020.  John Lipsitz and Michael Ponterio formed Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC in 1995, seeking justice for victims of the asbestos industry.  John Comerford joined the firm the same year as a law clerk and later became a partner.  The […]

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John Comerford Appears on WGRZ’s WNY Living

On August 15, 2020, Partner John P. Comerford appeared on WGRZ’s WNY Living via video conference. Watch his interview here as he discusses Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford’s extensive 25-year history of helping those diagnosed with mesothelioma, and how our experienced staff assists the families of those victims. Mr. Comerford also invites viewers to visit our […]

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Lipsitz & Ponterio has a new look!

After many months of behind the scenes work, we are excited to introduce our new, user-friendly website. It includes features such as medical treatment options, what to expect during your lawsuit, an interactive jobsite map, attorney videos, and more. Our team is ready to help.

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Michael A. Ponterio Recognized as National Trial Lawyers Asbestos Mesothelioma – Top 10 Attorneys

We are proud to announce that Founding Partner, Attorney Michael A. Ponterio has been recognized as one of the Top-10 Asbestos/Mesothelioma attorneys in New York State by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  The Asbestos/Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10 is an “invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 10 attorneys from each state or region who […]

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Anne Joynt Nominated for 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

Anne Joynt Nominated for the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Each year the Buffalo Niagara Partnership recognizes contributions made by individuals to advance the status of women in the Buffalo Area.  As stated on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s website, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® honors emerging leaders under 40 years of age who demonstrate […]

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Lipsitz & Ponterio Represents Families Injured by Defective Products

Many of our clients, as well as the Western New York community as a whole, identify our firm with asbestos  litigation, especially mesothelioma cases.  While this area is certainly where we concentrate our practice, it is important to know that asbestos litigation is part of a broader area of law known as products liability.

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Western New York Lawmakers Crack Down on Negligent Property Owners

In the wake of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, Western New York’s lawmakers are reviewing the effectiveness of laws and policies aimed at protecting children from lead poisoning. While lead-contaminated water was the culprit in the recent public health crisis in Flint, lead paint in older homes (particularly in inner-city areas) remains the primary source of childhood lead poisoning in New York State.

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