Abatement versus Remediation

Remodelers: Do You Know the Difference Between Lead Abatement and Remediation? STOP! Before you start renovating or remodeling houses built before 1978, you need to be aware of the proper procedures to remove lead and avoid lead contamination, and ensure children are not exposed to lead. If you don’t you could be fined. Why should I…

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Lead Found in Soft Drinks

Did you know that 56 percent of children in the U.S. drink at least one can of soda daily? Or that 60 percent of our schools sell soft drinks? Or, that soft drink annual sales amount to over $60 billion dollars? Or, the number of cans of soda males drink, in the 12- to 19-year…

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Can Your Pet Be Lead Poisoned?

Max is a six-month old puppy and he doesn’t know that chewing on or swallowing things can make him sick — really sick! Those “things” include: batteries, golf balls, old children’s toys, shotgun pellets, rug padding, linoleum, curtain weights, and fishing sinkers. Lead poisoning in dogs is more common than cats since cats are more…

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Life-long Effects of Lead Poisoning on Adults – Part 2

Note from Sue Gunderson, Executive Director of CLEARCorps (CCUSA): This Part 2 blog was written by our CCUSA resident researcher and writer, Alexis Acker-Halbur. This topic continues on the whole new topic of exploring adults who may have been lead poisoned as children. We appreciate you taking a moment to read this blog. Also, please look at…

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Think About What You Drink

Did you know that all Minnesota community water systems are required to provide drinking water that meets the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) federal standards? According to the Minnesota Department of Health, “Approximately 80 percent of Minnesota residents get water from community water systems (CWS), and about 20 percent have private wells.”

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Life-long Effects of Lead Poisoning on Adults – Part 1

Note from Sue Gunderson, Executive Director of CLEARCorps (CCUSA): This blog was written by our CCUSA resident researcher and writer, Alexis Acker-Halbur. This topic opens up a whole new avenue for exploring adults who may have been lead poisoned as children. We appreciate you taking a moment to read this blog. Also, please look at…

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