New EPA Lead Dust Standards

New EPA Lead Dust Standards to impact Federal funds available for Lead Poisoning Prevention

A Public Health Approach to Addressing Lead | US EPA

Describes EPA’s achievements in reducing childhood lead exposures and emphasizes the need to continue actions to further reduce lead exposures, especially in those communities where exposures remain

Lockdowns had an impact on gut microbes and allergies in newborns, new research reveals

Lockdowns imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the gut microbiome development of babies born during these periods according to new research. Our gut microbiome, an ecosystem of microb

How first cells could have formed on Earth

New phospholipid discovery brings researchers closer to understanding how primordial cells emerged during origin of life.

EPA invests $3B into clean ports

SEATTLE -- Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of the $3 billion Clean Ports Program to fund zero-emission equipment, infrastructure and climate planning at U.S.

Building bionic jellyfish for ocean exploration

Researchers show how biohybrid robots based on jellyfish could be used to gather climate science data from deep in the Earth's oceans.

Researchers create coating solution for safer food storage

Galvanized steel containers and surfaces are used for harvested produce because of their durability, strength and lower cost compared to stainless steel. However, bacteria residing in storage containe

New EPA Lead Dust Standards to impact Federal funds available for Lead Poisoning Prevention - Lead Defender® by ECOBOND®

Significant changes have occurred regarding the federal funding for Lead Poisoning Prevention.

EPA launches new office to strengthen engagement with agricultural and rural communities

WASHINGTON – Today, March 1, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is establishing a new office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities

EPA finalizes stronger safety standards to protect at-risk communities from chemical accidents

WASHINGTON – Today, Mar. 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing finalized amendments to the Risk Management Program to further protect at-risk communities from chemical accidents

Surprising methane discovery in Yukon glaciers: 'Much more widespread than we thought'

Global melting is prying the lid off methane stocks, the extent of which we do not know. A researcher has now discovered high concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas in meltwater from three Cana

Slimming down a colossal fossil whale

A 30 million year-old fossil whale may not be the heaviest animal of all time after all, according to a new analysis by paleontologists. The new analysis puts Perucetus colossus back in the same weigh

EPA to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Soil Sampling Efforts at the Town of Pines Superfund Site in Indiana

CHICAGO (February 29, 2024) - On Thursday, March 14, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community meeting to discuss residential soil sampling for properties within the Town of Pines Su

Study identifies multi-organ response to seven days without food

New findings reveal that the body undergoes significant, systematic changes across multiple organs during prolonged periods of fasting. The results demonstrate evidence of health benefits beyond weigh

EPA Advances Climate Action in the Virgin Islands

NEW YORK – (February 29, 2024)  The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is directly investing in strategies to reduce climate pollution and build clean energy economy across the US Virgin I

EPA announces additional $11.5M for Superfund site in Oregon

SEATTLE — Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $1 billion for cleanup projects across the country, including Oregon.   An additional $11.5 million is now avail

EPA Plans Sampling for Cleanup of Residential Areas at the Iron King Mine – Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site

PHOENIX – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the next step to initiate its final cleanup plan, or Record of Decision, in Dewey-Humboldt, Ariz. Soil sampling in residenti

EPA Opens $1.5M Grant Competition for Pollution Source Reduction Projects, Apply By April 15th

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites eligible applicants in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Washington D.C. to apply for a Regional S

80 mph speed record for glacier fracture helps reveal the physics of ice sheet collapse

New research documents the fastest-known large-scale breakage along an Antarctic ice shelf. A 6.5-mile crack formed in 2012 over 5-and-a-half minutes, showing that ice shelves can effectively shatter

Older African elephants will be most severely affected by the changing climate

Older elephants in East Africa will be most severely impacted by climate change, threatening the long-term survival of this vulnerable African mammal, according to a new study.

African great apes predicted to see frequent extreme climate events in the next 30 years

African apes are already being exposed to climate change impacts, and will experience extreme events such as wildfires, heatwaves and flooding more frequently in the next 30 years, according to a new

EPA Reaches Settlement with S & W Atlas Iron & Metal of Los Angeles over Stormwater Pollution Claims

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into an Administrative Order on Consent with S & W Atlas Iron & Metal Co. Inc. over claims of Clean Water Act vi

Biden-Harris Administration invests $3B into clean ports as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

WASHINGTON — Today, Feb. 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of the $3 billion Clean Ports Program to fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure to tackle th

Staying Healthy in February

Staying Healthy in February Healthy Home, Healthy You – Thrive Together The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department is dedicated to preventing lead poisoning and promoting home health

Healthy Home for the Holidays

Healthy Home for the Holidays Healthy Home for the Holidays As the holiday season draws near, it presents an opportunity for us to pause and truly contemplate the abundance of blessings

Giveaways in October

Get Educated. Get Empowered. This Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, take action by getting educated. There's more to know about lead. Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22–29. M

Giveaways in September

Staying Healthy in September Message from HHD Director Larry Brooks Greetings! I am so proud to share some of the good news regarding the work our dedicated staff is doing here. The depa

Staying Healthy in September

Staying Healthy in September Message from HHD Director Larry Brooks Greetings! I am so proud to share some of the good news regarding the work our dedicated staff is doing here. The depa

Giveaways in August

Staying Healthy in August We Are Here to Help The Healthy Homes Department takes a systems-level approach, considering the entire home environment and the comprehensive needs of a family

Free Classes in August

Staying Healthy in August We Are Here to Help The Healthy Homes Department takes a systems-level approach, considering the entire home environment and the comprehensive needs of a family

Staying Healthy in August

Staying Healthy in August We Are Here to Help The Healthy Homes Department takes a systems-level approach, considering the entire home environment and the comprehensive needs of a family

Giveaways for Parents

Giveaways for Parents Everyone Deserves a Healthy Home As we approach summer, it's easy to take a relaxed approach to many things, including maintaining your home. June is Healthy Homes

Giveaways in June

June is Healthy Homes Month Everyone Deserves a Healthy Home As we approach summer, it's easy to take a relaxed approach to many things, including maintaining your home. June is Healthy

Protecting Children From Lead Paint Poisoning in the Spotlight -Two Businesses Closed Down Due to Lead Contamination

In a news report from CBS News in San Francisco, inspectors from Santa Clara County Health Department closed down two firms deemed to have dangerous lead levels at their premises. A gymnastic and an

EPA Issues Stricter Lead Regulations to Protect Children from the Dangers of Lead Paint.

For the 1st time in almost 20 years, the EPA issued more substantial lead clearance levels to protect American children from the dangers of lead. This final rule will lower the clearance levels for

Discussion with Nationally Recognized Expert on the Dangers of Lead, Dr. Nicholas Basta, Presenting the Findings of His Research Study on Lead-Based Paint. The Mitigation of Lead Hazards and Bio-Accessibility from Lead-Based Paint

  ECOBOND® Paint:      Welcome to this conversation about bioaccessibility and extractability of ECOBOND® LeadDefender® treated lead-based paint. We are joined by Dr. Nicholas Basta, profes

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