CLEARCORPS OFFERS HUD SOUND RECOMMENDATIONS ON LEAD REMEDIATION

President Donald Trump recently nominated Dr. Ben Carson for the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) position. While Dr. Carson says that the country needs more resources to fight lead poisoning, his recommendation to add more neighborhood medical clinics is not the answer. CLEARCorps USA hopes that Dr. Carson’s focus will be more on…

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THE CRISIS CONTINUES IN FLINT

On April 25, 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River. This switch was the beginning of Flint’s water crisis and it’s still a crisis so many months later. City residents are still unable to drink tap water without a filter due…

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What Do Children with Asthma and Lead Poisoning Have in Common?

Lead poisoning and asthma are common pediatric health problems and are both linked to the environment and substandard housing conditions. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), housing conditions can significantly affect public health. Childhood lead poisoning, injuries, respiratory diseases such as asthma, and quality of life issues have been linked to…

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Intimate Partners: Lead Poisoning & Poverty

There’s a huge hole in the kitchen ceiling of the rowhouse Olivia Griffin rents in West Baltimore. Rain leaks in through the roof, the lights in the bedroom don’t work, and standing water fills one end of the basement. The 27-year-old mother’s biggest worry, though, is the flaking, peeling paint inside and out – and…

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Why Lead Poisoning is Still a Crisis in 2017

A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in tainted Flint, Michigan. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding. There are hundreds of thousands of people – including legislators – who wrongly believe lead poisoning is no longer…

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REPRINT: The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint

We’re reprinting this article from Reuters to inform you of the lead poisoning crisis throughout the U.S. This article clearly examines the real story behind lead poisoning. We thank Reuters for writing so clearly about lead poisoning.  The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint By M.B. Pell and Joshua…

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