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The End of Leaded Gasoline

The End of Leaded Gasoline

The era of leaded gasoline has finally come to an end. Yes, you read that correctly. Leaded gasoline is finally no longer being used anywhere on the planet. Environmental activists, government regulators, and people with common sense are happy to see the poisonous additive is no longer...

US EPA Announces New Lead Dust Clearance Level Standards

US EPA Announces New Lead Dust Clearance Level Standards

by Ashley SherertzIndustrial Hygiene TechnicianOn January 7, 2021, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its intent to revise the 2001 dust-lead clearance levels (DLCL) for pre-1978 constructed residences and child occupied facilities. The new change in the standards...

EPA Proposes Lowering Dust-Lead Hazard Standards

EPA Proposes Lowering Dust-Lead Hazard Standards

On June 22, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards for public comment.  The new proposed standards come in response to increased concerns of how little lead exposure is required to negatively impact the health of...

Why Lead-Based Paint Still Matters And What You Can Do

Why Lead-Based Paint Still Matters And What You Can Do

While lead poisoning can occur as a result of exposure to everyday items (soil, toys, batteries, water, etc.), the primary source for lead in America remains lead-based paint. Poisoning can occur quickly, within hours, when significant levels of dust are created during home renovations....

EPA Updates Lead Disclosure Booklet to Address Lead in Water

EPA Updates Lead Disclosure Booklet to Address Lead in Water

Last year, the EPA updated its "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" booklet to improve information on lead hazards faced by homeowners and tenants. Changes include more in-depth information on lead in drinking water and de-emphasis on paint, dust and soil as the most common...

US Court Rules the EPA Must Update Lead-Based Paint Regulations

US Court Rules the EPA Must Update Lead-Based Paint Regulations

On December 27, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must issue a proposed rule within ninety days to update lead-based paint and lead-dust hazard standards. Additionally, the court ruled the EPA must promulgate...

The Season of Lungs

The Season of Lungs

Have you ever wondered why there is an increased focus on lung health in the fall? The answer is not as arbitrary as you may think. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the Five Element Theory, which comprises of our connection to nature, also includes our organs. Within the...

Lead Exposure and Hearing Loss

Lead Exposure and Hearing Loss

On a recent morning news show, Dr. Sanjay Gupta remarked that the local physicians with whom he spoke in Flint, Michigan had never seen a case of lead poisoning during their careers until now.  It is quite remarkable how over the decades lead exposure has so greatly faded as a public...