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Lead still in paint report finds

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Lead and lead compounds in paint have been banned in the US since 1977. However lead is used as anti-corrosive pigments and driers in architectural or household paint by some paint manufacturers the EcoWaste Coalition states in its report. Tests in 2010 revealed 69% of the 35 paint samples contained large quantities of lead. One […]

Dangerous lead levels in nearly two-thirds of New Orleans homes, report states

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

A new report states nearly two-thirds of New Orleans homes and yards have “dangerous” levels of lead, which may be linked to the demolition and renovation of homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lead based paint The high levels of lead are due to dust from lead-based paint as most of the homes were […]

Lead poisoning of kids – “A civil rights issue”

Friday, November 18th, 2011

16,600 kids have been documented as having lead poisoning in Connecticut. These kids are all under 6 years of age and the results are only based on a blood lead screening rate of 25%. Plus they’ve been given no educational guidelines either from the state or the federal government. As a result of this Vivian […]

Tips to avoid lead poisoning

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

This video gives good tips on how to avoid lead poisoning in the home.

Lead in Kids

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Kids lick toys, walls any anything that comes in reach. As lead paint is often sweet tasting children like to lick it even more. As lead is more readily adsorbed in children and affects their mental health it is a good idea to test your toys and paint for lead.