CDC Lowered Lead Threshold: Helpful or Harmful?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took action in 2012, setting a new and lowered public health standard for the allowance of childhood exposure to lead. They made the claim that while there is no acceptable level of lead in a child's bloodstream, action must be taken once a child under 6 years [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:08+00:00Uncategorized|

HBO John Oliver: Lead Crisis Revealed

In light of the Flint Water Crisis  and its recent national news coverage, HBO's John Oliver dedicated a large segment of his show, "Last Week Tonight" to the dangers of lead. Unlike the other media outlets surrounding lead in water, John Oliver focused on the danger of lead in the home. Many are not aware [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:08+00:00Uncategorized|

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+00:00Health 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+00:00Health Issues, Lead|

Flint, Michigan Lead Water Crisis

Flint, Michigan has recently been thrown into the spotlight for issues surrounding lead exposure through contaminated water. Although the source of lead exposure can vary, the irreversible effects remain the same. Flint’s national news coverage was the direct result of one resilient and concerned mother, a resident of Flint with three children. LeAnne Walters rushed [...]

Retribution For Lead Exposure

As lead paint regulations become harsher, more lawsuits against property owners, landlords, and even paint companies are emerging. Just recently, a 17-year old boy from Baltimore, Maryland was awarded 2 million dollars in a civil case against The Dackman Company. The boy lived with his mother and grandmother from the time he was born until [...]

Outsourced Toys Contain Lead Paint

Lead was banned from being added to paint in the United States in 1978 due to its detrimental and irreversible health effects. While most people believe lead paint is no longer used, other countries have different, or no regulations on the use of lead. America is known for outsourcing when it comes to production, and with [...]

What To Know Before Hiring a Deleader

New England is widely known for its antique homes and historic charm. While older homes are beautiful and unique, there are many dangers that can occur while living in one. 1.57 million homes in Massachusetts currently contain toxic lead paint. While most articles focus on the dangers of lead exposure, and the detrimental impact it [...]

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 [...]