Deadly Christmas Decorations

Flickering lights, dancing tinsel, draped garland, and shiny-painted ornaments add magic to this special time of year. It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of Americans decorate their homes during the Christmas holiday season. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), “During November and December 2015, there were six fatalities and an estimated 14,000…

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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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Can Donald Trump Eliminate the EPA?

Can President-Elect Donald Trump Eliminate the EPA? There’s a great deal of worry and concern for employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) since the presidential election. Now with Donald Trump being the president-elect, all of us stand to see some of the most dramatic changes under his new…

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Where is Flint Now? An Update – Part 1

Though the water from faucets looks better, residents in Flint, Michigan are still skeptical that their water is clean and safe. Many people are still buying bottled water and numerous residents refuse to shower or bathe in the city’s water. Can you blame them? More than a year after government officials acknowledged that Flint’s water…

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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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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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