I liked the lede’s vivid description of Susan Wallace-Babb’s first encounter with the toxins. It did a fine job of illustrating the chilling thought of being poisoned during the course of one’s daily routine, without one having done anything to warrant fear of chemical exposure, such as opening a can of some hazardous substance. That said, I thought that although the nut graph did plenty to describe how serious the problem is, and how widespread, it was lacking in supporting the article’s title. It seemed that most of the problem lay with failure of government agencies to either enact or enforce laws that would enable research.
What do you think of the ending paragraph? After all the examples and information about the seriousness of these incidents, should the last few comments be about monetary compensation making the problem more palatable?