Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s – Savannah Georgia

(Reuters) – Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.

While the number of children with high lead levels has plummeted across the U.S. since lead paint and gasoline were phased out in the 1970s and 1980s, many communities remain exposed to the toxic heavy metal, the data show.… Continue Reading . . .

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Indoor Air Quality – Mold Inspections

Southeast Lead Consultants provides quality indoor air testing for mold and mold inspections.  Here are a couple resources if you have concerns.

EPA Website

https://www.epa.gov/mold

 

UGA Extension

http://spock.fcs.uga.edu/ext/pubs/hace/HACE-E-62.pdf

 

If you have concerns, please dont hesitate to call 770-858-5323… Continue Reading . . .

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Atlanta’s Home Depot under fire over lead paint removal

Home Depot faces investigations and fines for a series of cases in which its contractors mishandled lead paint removal in at least three states.

Three federal agencies have said they are looking into the actions of contractors working for the Atlanta-based home improvement giant in Connecticut, Maine and Colorado, an issue first reported by WSB-TV on Thursday, following the station’s own investigation.

A fine of $37,000 has been levied on Home Depot in Colorado, WSB reported.

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