Declining Blood Lead Levels in Children

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.

Youth e-cigarette use is down, but 3.6 million still use e-cigarettes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with various partners, released two papers today in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting recent chang

EPA resolves safe drinking water violations and secures human health at Camp Paintrock in Big Horn County, Wyoming

BIG HORN COUNTY, Wyo. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Consent Agreement/Final Order settling a penalty action against Paint Rock Canyon, LLC and C5 Youth Foundation of S

CDC Releases Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making

Today, CDC released indicators to help schools make dynamic decisions about in-person learning as local conditions evolve throughout the pandemic.

New CDC data finds adult obesity is increasing

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heigh

Civil War era "Jubilee Hall" - a.k.a. “Wolf Den Grange Hall”- protected from the dangers of lead by ECOBOND® LeadDefender®& Bitrex®

Executive Summary:  In March 2017 ECOBOND® Paint LLC joined into a strategic alliance with Market Actives, LLC to add Bitrex® to our ECOBOND® formula to reduce accidental ingestion of potentially

Recent EPA enforcement cases throughout the PNW

The following summarize enforcement actions the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 office completed in May and June of 2020. Other, larger cases are publicized via stand-alone news rel

Learn about Lead | Lead | US EPA

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.

CDC awards $7 million for pilot project to reduce chronic disease by advancing health equity

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting sci

EPA Administrator Wheeler Meets with Farmers and Local Officials on Efforts to Provide Regulatory Certainty

Niangua, Mo. (September 18, 2020) — Today, at a roundtable in Niangua, Missouri with U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) and Jason Smith (MO-08) and farmers from the Missouri Farm Bureau an

EPA Encourages Schools and Universities to Use EPA-Approved Products and Disinfectants to Keep Students Safe

WASHINGTON (September 9, 2020) — As many students across the nation return to school this fall, the U.S.

Investigation Update On Peaches

CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to peaches: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-08-20/index.html

CDC’s Tips® campaign led 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking during 2012–2018

Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in Preventing Chronic Disease show that CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign led more than 1 million U.

Dr. Robert R. Redfield Statement on “Preventing and Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission — Four Overnight Camps, Maine, June–August 2020”

Today’s MMWR, which highlights the thoughtful and prudent public health practices used during overnight summer camps in Maine, reinforces how powerful everyday preventive actions are in reducing and

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

CDC data show disproportionate COVID-19 impact in American Indian/Alaska Native populations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study that specifically examines how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) – one of the racial and eth

CDC Outbreak Investigations: New <em>Salmonella</em> Outbreak Linked to Bagged Peaches; Updates on Outbreak Linked to Onions

CDC has posted a new food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to bagged peaches, and updated recall information and case counts for a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions.

ECOBOND® LeadDefender® Announces New & Improved Formula for Lead Paint Treatment Focused on Contact Coverage & Hide-Ability.

news source: Cision ECOBOND® LeadDefender® and ECOBOND® LeadDefender® PRO have a new and improved formula with improved hiding and coverage during application and beyond. The same patented, lead

{BREAKING NEWS} - ECOBOND® LeadDefender® the Premier Provider of Environmental Products Focused on Protecting Human Health From the Dangers of Lead Has Been Selected by Menards® to be Carried in their Online Store

ECOBOND® Paint LLC is proud to announce the approval for their family of environmental paint products to be sold on Menards.com. Contractors and homeowners now have the opportunity to buy a revoluti

Controlling the Spread of Lead-Contaminated Airborne Dust on Industrial and Commercial Projects is Crucial

Commercial and industrial construction projects are heavily regulated by the government for good reason. They are dangerous sites for unskilled pedestrians passing by. They also emit a lot of dust,

Historic burial ground protected from the dangers of lead - Cushing Cemetery - Mattapoisett, MA

Image source: findagrave.comcemetery90905cushing-cemetery   The Cushing Cemetery is a privately owned historic burial ground and when it was discovered that the fence surrounding the property conta

The Cost of Removing Lead Paint is Very High. Learn How a Lead-Based Paint Treatment is the Most Cost-Effective Solution.

  Lead Paint News Stories: Lead Poisoning is Still Shockingly Common in The U.S. When you hear the words "lead poisoning" you probably think of the deplorable conditions that people living in slums

Minnesota Department of Health has released an updated lead exposure census tract map showing neighborhoods throughout the state at higher risk of lead exposure.

Even though lead-based paint has been banned from production since 1978, there continues to be a need to be aware of the dangers of lead exposure. According to an article from the Minnesota Newspaper

MOLD 2016: SEATS FILLING QUICKLY

Spring 2016 Fuzzy about the new mold laws in California? WORKSHOP: MOLD 2016   Wednesday, April 6, 20169:00 am – 1:00 pm1619 Harrison StreetOakland California REGISTER HERE California S

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: MOLD 2016

Spring 2016 Fuzzy about the new mold laws in California? WORKSHOP: MOLD 2016   Wednesday, April 6, 20169:00 am – 1:00 pm1619 Harrison StreetOakland California REGISTER HERE California S

NEW WORKSHOP: MOLD 2016

Spring 2016 Fuzzy about the new mold laws in California? WORKSHOP: MOLD 2016   Wednesday, April 6, 20169:00 am – 1:00 pm1619 Harrison StreetOakland California California State Law SB655

Licensed Contractors Needed for Housing Rehabilitation Program

  The Alameda County Healthy Housing Department provides housing rehabilitation and lead hazard control services to eligible properties in Alameda County. Projects range from minor repairs to major

Integrated Pest Managment Training September 29th

 The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department invites you to our next training.  Please make plans to join us and/or share this email with others that might find the training useful.    Integrate

Integrated Pest Management Class coming up September 29th

The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department invites you to our next training.  Please make plans to join us and/or share this email with others that might find the training useful.    Integrated

Healthy Homes Training

July  2015 Registration Deadline July 25th Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Training   Monday, July 27 & Tuesday, July 28, 20159:00 am – 5:00 pm1900 Embarcadero Room 10

Healthy Homes

July 2015 Training Opportunity Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Training   Monday, July 27 & Tuesday, July 28, 20159:00 am – 5:00 pm1900 Embarcadero Room 101, Oakland Cal

Training Opportunities

June 2015 Training Opportunities Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair & Painting Training on July 8, 2015 Alameda County Healthy Homes Department, a State of Californi

Assistance Available to Fix Your Home

Assistance Available to Fix Your Home! from the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department No-Cost Grants and Loans Available for low-income homeowners and rental properties with low-income tenant

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