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Barbara Laker 's Blog

The little girl just wasn’t herself. Her mom, Jacqueline Thomas, knew something was seriously... more »
posted 07/19/16

Barbara Laker 's Work

Project: Botched jobs
From harmful dust to toxic fumes, poor oversight is blamed as school repairs make the same mistakes again and again.
Project: Hidden Peril
At aging Philadelphia schools, asbestos is a lurking health threat to children and staff. Tests find alarming levels, even after repair work is done.
Many Philadelphia schools are incubators for illness, with environmental hazards that endanger students and hinder learning.