(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 . . .Read More
Lead was found in water samples at Rowland and Pleasantdale elementary schools and the Margaret Harris Comprehensive School, DeKalb County School District officials said late Monday.
The school district posted testing reports from six schools. Of those, no lead above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion was discovered at Evansdale and Jolly elementary schools and Coralwood Education Center.
The EPA limits lead levels to 15 parts per billion. School water fountains should not exceed lead concentrations of 1 part per billion, recommends the American Society of Pediatrics, saying even low lead levels could affect behavior and learning.… Continue Reading . . .
Over the course of this year we have received calls weekly from Bank of America customers trying to refinance their mortgage. Typically its the result of the real estate appraiser raising concern due to paint condition in a limited area. SLC can educate and explain what we have done for customers facing this. Not all circumstances are the same, call us 770-858-5323 and we will explain the pros and cons of what other BofA customers did and outcomes.
Also, we receive calls near daily from customers trying to get a policy on their rental house. … Continue Reading . . .Read More