Category: CHILDREN

Environmental Asthma Triggers

Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. When American’s spend up to 90% of their time indoors, it’s no wonder asthma is on the rise. If you have asthma, you may react to just one trigger or you …

The Link Between Lead and Crime

America experienced a massive increase in levels of violent crime, ranging from 1960, to its peak in 1990, then steadily declining. Though many theories are in place to explain this peak and decline in crime, Kevin Drum of Mother Jones has provided compelling evidence …

Lead in the Air You Breathe

Lead was banned twenty years ago in automotive gasoline, yet continues to pollute our air. Currently, aviation fuel is the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. and will continue to be for the next four years. In June 2013, the Environmental …

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week!

This year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” underscores the importance of the many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. Spread the Word! Visit epa’s website to learn more. If …