Though the 2015 Flint, Michigan water crisis reminded the nation that lead poisoning remains a relevant health concern, evolving lead poisoning prevention policies have helped to significantly reduce childhood exposure to lead and focus on lead paint removal. Here's a brief look at how lead regulations have impacted childhood blood lead levels over time, and what work remains to be done to protect children from lead today.
FILADELFIA (18 de noviembre de 2022) – La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) organizará una reunión comunitaria virtual para los residentes de All
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. Section, (USIBWC) release the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PEIS
A study released today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 3.08 million (11.3%) U.S. middle and high school studen
In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine dose: 25 million children missed their first dose and an additional 14.7 million children missed their second dose, a join
CHICAGO (Nov. 21, 2022) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued orders to drinking water systems in Maywood and Lansing, Illinois, for failing to meet requirements under America’s Wate
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the owner and operator of Steve Wills Trucking and Logging LLC to resolve claims of violations of the
BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the selection of six Healthy Communities Grants in Rhode Island out of 22 grants across New England. Today's announcement represen
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
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
WASHINGTON — This month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has awarded 12 partners under the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program for outstanding achieve
This page provides basic information on lead including what it is, where it is found, how one can be exposed, and the health effects associated with lead.
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
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 (
Transcript for Telebriefing: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
UAB and thank you all for joining us today to discuss what we are seeing with respiratory diseases and what people can do to prevent their spread.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians providing pain care for adult outpatients with short- and long-term pain.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky experienced mild symptoms from her recent COVID-19 infection, completed a course of Paxlovid, and, after a period of isolation, tested negative for the virus.
Overall cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to
Last night, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tested positive for COVID-19. She is up to date with her vaccines. Dr. Walensky is experiencing mild symptoms.
Today, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended updates to the 2023 childhood and adult immunization schedules, which includes incorporating additional information for
Today, CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo allowing Novavax monovalent COVID-19 boosters for adults.
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 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 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
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
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. 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
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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
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
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
WHY JUST COVER UP THE LEAD ISSUE WHEN YOU CAN TREAT IT! THESE ARE THE FACTS: Covering up the problem still leaves the problem. ECOBOND® LeadDefender® is the ONLY paint product designed to seal &
ECOBOND® Paint is proud to announce their newest distributor, Construventas Group, based in Panama City, Panama. Construventas Group is a company recognized by the most important builders in the c
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
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
Webinar: The Mitigation of Lead Hazards and Bio-Accessibility from Lead-Based Paint In support of the World Health Organization 2020 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, ECOBOND® Paint i
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