By Megan Hoert Hughes, STEM Diversity Program Manager and Environmental Health Educator, UNC Institute for the Environment and Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility The Community Engagement Core (CEC) in the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS), uses … Continued
In a move to tackle the estimated $84 billion dollar per year financial toll of childhood lead exposure in the United States, Altarum launched a new interactive online tool that for the first time provides comprehensive state level data on the cost … Continued
*NEW* fact sheet on Preventing Lead Exposure at Indoor Shooting Ranges. Click here to download.
HUD Awards $139 Million to Protect Families from Lead and Home Hazards Funding to make low-income housing safer and healthier The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $139 million to 48 state and local … Continued
The number of pediatric cases of elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) are decreasing in North Carolina. However, one county reported an increase in the number of children with confirmed BLLs ≥5 μg/dL (CDC reference value), from 27 in 2013 to … Continued
A reality about our food supply is that metals, such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury and others – are present in certain foods. These elements occur naturally and as environmental pollutants in air, water and soil and they enter the … Continued
Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborate on a national outreach effort to observe National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), held this year … Continued
EPA’s 3Ts – Training, Testing, and Taking Action – provides tools for schools, child care facilities, states, and water systems to implement voluntary lead in drinking water testing programs. Click here for more information
View the *NEW* Preventing Lead Poisoning Online Module and click on the images below to download the *NEW* lead fact sheets in English and Spanish. You can also visit our Lead page for more information!
EPA is proposing to change the dust-lead hazard standards from 40 µg/ft2 and 250 µg/ft2 to 10 µg/ft2 and 100 µg/ft2 on floors and window sills, respectively. These standards apply to most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as day … Continued