New EPA Lead Dust Standards

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

Strongest Arctic cyclone on record led to surprising loss of sea ice

The strongest Arctic cyclone ever observed struck in January 2022. A new analysis shows that while forecasts accurately predicted the massive storm, models seriously underestimated its effect on sea i

Novel sex-determination mechanism revealed in mammals

The Sox9 gene is upregulated in the absence of sex-determining Y chromosome and Sry gene in Amami spiny rat.

Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Scientists report that materials inspired by nature could, one day, lead to new and better solar panels, soft robots and even coatings for hypersonic jets.

How extinct Steller's sea cow shaped kelp forests

To uncover 'sea cow effect,' researchers developed a novel Past-Present-Future modeling approach that could inform more effective conservation strategies across ecosystems.

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

The evolution of Asia's mammals was dictated by ancient climate change and rising mountains

A new study compiles data on more than 3,000 species to show how climate and geologic changes across Asia over the last 66 million years have shaped the evolution of the continent's mammals.

Big rains bring big algae blooms ... eventually

A new study shows how soon after a storm phosphorus 'loading' sparks algae explosions, but also describes the many other factors that weigh on when and whether the lake reaches a tipping point.

Statement by Administrator Regan on Department of Justice Filing Court Order to Stabilize Jackson, Mississippi Water System

WASHINGTON — Today, in response to the Department of Justice filing a proposal in federal court that, if approved by the court, would appoint an Interim Third Party Manager to stabilize Jackson, M

EPA aims to reduce lead exposure with free Lead-Safe Renovation Training for Pueblo, Colorado-area contractors on December 5

Pueblo, Colo.  – As part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness about childhood lead exposure and protect communities in Pueblo, Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encourag

North Pacific Seafoods penalized $345,000 for Clean Air Act violations

(Seattle – November 29, 2022) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that North Pacific Seafoods, Inc. of Seattle, Wash., paid a $345,000 penalty for Clean Air Act violations at t

EPA Announces More Than $105 Million in Funding for Oklahoma Water Infrastructure Improvements

DALLAS, TEXAS (Nov. 29th, 2022) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $105 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding to the Oklahoma Department of

EPA Announces $52M in Grants for States to Support Clean Water, Flood Resilience, and Water Equity

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $52 million in grants to help communities improve essential stormwater infrastructure. EPA’s Sewe

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.

Discovery of antibody structure could lead to treatment for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus

A research team has discovered important details about how therapeutically relevant human monoclonal antibodies can protect against Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus. Their work could lead to the

Researchers discover root exudates have surprising and counterintuitive impact on soil carbon storage

Researchers examined root exudates and their impact on soil carbon storage revealing surprising and counterintuitive results.

Mom's dietary fat rewires male and female brains differently

New findings in mice show that excessive weight gain while pregnant tips the scales for male but not female mice to be more depressed in adulthood due to less brain serotonin. A similar result was fou

Biodiversity in Africa and Latin America at risk from oil palm expansion, new report warns

Zero deforestation commitments may inadvertently leave vital habitats in Latin America and Africa vulnerable to agricultural expansion, a new study has found.

EPA Appoints New Members to Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and Announces Next Meeting

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of 28 members, 14 new and 14 returning, to the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHP

EPA Calls for Applications for the 2023 President’s Environmental Student and Teacher Awards

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that EPA’s Office of Environmental Education is now accepting applications for the 2023 Pr

EPA and State Partners Announce Major Improvement in Clean Water Act Permit Compliance

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has achieved major improvement in compliance with Clean Water Act (CWA) permits over the past five-year period. In F

Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Funding for Nationwide Brownfields Technical Assistance and Research Grants and Technical Assistance to Brownfields Providers

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Requests for Applications for $57 million in funding that is available for two new Brownfields technical assistance op

EPA Releases Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

PHILADELPHIA (Nov.  21,  2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today after concluding its final evaluation of Pennsylvania’s final Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (

Empower Yourself this Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

EMPOWER YOURSELF There’s more to learn about lead. This Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, get knowledge and be empowered to keep both you and your family healthy at home. GET EDUCATED F

Join us for the EBRHA 360 Trade Expo

Join us at the EBRHA 360 Trade Expo Claim your free tickets - details below! Join us on October 11, 2022, at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, for the 15th annual EBRHA 360 Trade EX

Staying Healthy in August

STAYING HEALTHY IN AUGUST Summer is in full effect here in Alameda County! Here is a brief update on some happenings in our community, including free resources available to you and your

Emeryville Property Owners - Earn $50 in 60 minutes!

Paid Online Focus Group for Emeryville Property Owners The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department is looking for owners of homes or rental properties built before 1978 in the city o

Healthy for the New Year

As this year comes to an end, we would like to wish each and every one of your families health and happiness. As a way to celebrate, we are giving away one Healthy Homes Starter Kit, whi

Take Action this Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

TAKE ACTION. BE A HERO. This Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, take action. It could help a child. NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES But all of us can be heroes by educating both ourselves and t

FREE Paint Supply Kits Available

FREE Paint Supply Kits Available Are you a property owner of a home built before 1978? Do you live in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville or Oakland? Are you planning any DIY home projects

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

Alameda County Healthy Homes Dept's Test My Child Update

You are subscribed to Test My Child for Alameda County Healthy Homes Dept. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. The best way to know if there is lead in your child’s bo

Alameda County Healthy Homes Dept's Lead in Tableware Update

You are subscribed to Lead in Tableware for Alameda County Healthy Homes Dept. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Did you know that lead can be in pottery and ceramic d

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