Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Update on Lead in D.C. Water: Bad to Worse

Per today's Washington Post: Health authorities have now advised all pregnant women and children under six in Washington, D.C., to cease drinking unfiltered tap water immediately, and to have their blood tested for lead. The Water and Sewer Authority is talking about handing out free water filters. There is also talk of providing alternate sources of drinking water for the indigent. No reported lawsuits yet.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.