Flint Water Crisis- Not an Isolated Epidemic

Over the last few years and even more so during recent months, Flint residents have been in an uproar in regards to their contaminated water supply and the terrible conditions their families have been exposed to. Leached lead pipes have been poisoning the homes in Flint, causing permanent and irreversible damage in the younger generation. [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:08-04:00Health Issues, Lead|

Flint Should Be a Wake-Up Call

While the situation in Flint Michigan is tragic, it is simply the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the lead poisoning of our children.  It is estimated that as a result of failing to use an anti-corrosive in the water being pumped out of the Flint river, as many as 8,000 children were [...]

2016-03-03T13:13:24-04:00Health Issues, Lead|

California Sues Major Paint Companies

After a 13 year litigation and 5 week trial, California finally ruled 3 major paint companies- ConAgra Grocery Products Company LLC, NL Industries INC., and The Sherwin-Williams Company, responsible for creating a public nuisance by selling lead based paint. The companies not only sold lead based paint, but sold it to homeowners with the knowledge [...]

Lead in Children’s Bones- What Was Discovered?

When young children attend their annual checkup, a blood test is administered that includes testing for existing blood lead levels. While a blood test can monitor whether a child has recently been exposed to lead, it does not show whether any past exposure has occurred. It only takes one incident of being exposed to lead to permanently affect a [...]

Lead Removal Funding: Where is the Money Really Going?

Exposure to lead through pre-1978 lead paint was not taken seriously until the past few decades. Once officials realized the permanent, irreversible damage lead can have on a child, they finally began to take action and help prevent lead exposure from occurring. Millions of homes in the United States are still lead ridden, and many [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:09-04:00Lead|

Glossary Page

A convenient glossary has recently been added to the Home page of the Northeast Remediation LLC website for your knowledge. It contains common terms and definitions that are used in the de-leading industry, including our website and posted blogs. Lead removal involves terminology that may be difficult for an untrained individual to understand, and we [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:10-04:00Lead|

Lead Prevention While Pregnant

Over the last few decades, lead paint regulations have become more severe and less lenient. The government's concerns are focused mainly on young children, specifically under 6 years old, as they are the most susceptible to becoming poisoned and permanently effected. What is not discussed as often, however, is the impact that lead exposure has [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:10-04:00Health Issues, Lead|

Drastic Drop in Crime- What’s Causing It?

New York City is internationally known for its festive and extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration. An estimated 1 million people will be in New York at the time of the ball drop, while 1 billion people around the world will watch on television. While New York City has not always been the safest, it has [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:10-04:00Lead|

Are Your Child’s Toys Hazardous?

Christmas is finally upon us, and dozens of presents are under the Christmas tree waiting to be opened by eager, enthusiastic children. While most of the blogs I write focus on lead paint in homes, I consider this an important time to touch base on the lead paint in children’s toys. While lead paint was [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:10-04:00Lead|

Behind the Scenes at Northeast Remediation

Recently, my colleague Victor and I had the opportunity to attend a de-leading certification class. Being associates at Northeast Remediation, we thought it would be in our best interest to be more educated on the lead removal process. The 32-hour course would ultimately gain us a certificate to work on and supervise high-risk de-leading projects. We attended [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:10-04:00Lead|