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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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Bill would require lead testing in Georgia schools

Senate Bill 29 would require schools and child care centers in Georgia to test their drinking water for lead. By Sulfur – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10780502

Schools and child care centers in Georgia would have to test their drinking water for lead contamination under a bill approved by the state Senate Friday.

Senate Bill 29 would require them to perform the tests and remediate any lead contamination by June 30, 2019. If lead is found, the facilities would be required to post results and a remediation plan and to provide them to parents and guardians of children as well as employees.

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