Is There a Link Between Lead Poisoning and Teen Pregnancy?

Recently, in the Journal of Adolescent Health, an article appeared focusing on the link between lead poisoning and teen pregnancy. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of childhood lead poisoning on teen pregnancy and tobacco use. The authors of the article, Environmental Injustice: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco by…

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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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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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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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Media Headlines Cause Panic on Lead Poisoning: Get the Facts

The water was brown and it smelled and tasted bad but the people in Flint, Michigan were told their drinking water was fine. For months this went on until a pediatrician named Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha did the only thing she could think of: she tested the water for contaminates. What she found was astonishing: the…

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