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Are You Being Exposed to Lead Poisons in Your Own Home?

by Michelle Haberstroh As a graduate student studying public health, I have always been interested in the role the environment plays in impacting health, yet I still wound up living in a home with lead-based paint. When I moved into a nice duplex here in Illinois two years ago, my landlords had the lease in hand, and rather than read

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Infographic: Replacing Windows Reduces Childhood Lead Exposure

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than a half million children in the United States younger than age six have abnormal blood lead levels. While there is considerable evidence that window replacement reduces childhood lead exposure, federal programs tend to discourage it due to costs. This infographic summarizes an evaluation conducted in a

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