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NYC Schools See Paint Inspections, Remediation

Early last month over 1,800 children’s classrooms in New York City were reported to have been contaminated with hazardous, deteriorated lead paint.


Notre Dame Construction Resumes After Lead Scare

After experiencing an operational shut down due to lead contamination concerns, construction at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has reportedly resumed with stricter decontamination measure...


EPA Sets New Lead Standard

Last Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced new standards for lead, spec...


$50M EPA Program to Look at Lead Exposure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently proposed a new $50-million grant program to expand the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget efforts to protect children in an ...


Report: Lead Poisoning ‘Off the Charts’ in U.S.

“Nearly 3,000 areas in the U.S. have lead poisoning rates at least double those in Flint [MI] during the peak of that city’s contamination crisis,” a new report finds.


Sensing Lead Paint Using Gel

Scientists at the University of Michigan say they have developed a new lead paint test designed to provide “more clear and accurate results than its counterparts.”


Officials Probe Lead-Safe Reports

Maryland residents who thought their homes were safe from lead paint might not be certain anymore.


Feds Help Flint in Water Crisis

The National Guard is delivering bottles of water in a Michigan community that has been plagued with lead coming out of its taps, a problem that could cost more than $1.5 billion to fix.


EPA Seeks Comments for RRP Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting feedback on how to create lead testing kits that meet the performance recognition criteria in its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (R...


Flint Families Sue over Toxic Water

Four families have filed a lawsuit against 14 Michigan officials claiming they replaced safe water with water that was “dangerous, unsafe and…inadequately treated.”


EPA Settles 75 Lead Paint Cases

The Environmental Protection Agency entered into 75 settlements in the past year with contractors who failed to follow the federal lead paint guidelines.


Lead Awareness Week to Kick Off

Communities and organizations across the country plan to join the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De...


Jury Awards $350K in Lead Paint Suit

A Providence, RI, jury has awarded more than $350,000 to a 19-year-old who suffered permanent brain damage after exposure to lead paint as a toddler.


 
 
   

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