During the recent meeting of the US Conference of Mayors, DuPont received special attention as a partner with the mayors in Cities United for Science Progress (CUSP). According to CUSP chair Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood, "CUSP blends financial support and scientific know how from DuPont with our community leadership to make our communities smarter, safer, and more secure." What is not mentioned is how DuPont has for decades knowingly manufactured dangerous products that now contaminate cities and has worked to undermine independent scientific inquiry and public policy when it runs contrary to DuPontis profits. CUSP's "Lead Safe ... for Kids' Sake" grant program awards a total of $500,000 from DuPont to four cities to help promote lead-safe neighborhoods.
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