Category: LEAD-SAFE

Toxins in Your Toolbox

According to the CDC, children of lead-exposed workers were 6 times more likely to have elevated blood lead levels (BLL). The study concluded that 1 in 4 children of lead-exposed workers had elevated BLL.Ways to reduce your family’s exposure to lead, asbestos and …

Planning a Home Renovation?

Protect Yourself from Indoor Contaminants If you’re not “in the industry”, not a lead-safe worker, and not properly trained, you are risking your health and the health of those within arms reach of your home renovation. Sure, you could throw on a respirator …

Do you know your RRP?

When you’re not up-to-date on RRP you stand to be severely penalized. Recently, a KC company agreed to pay more than $65,000 in penalties for not following lead-safe work practices as required by the RRP rule. These violations included failure to properly post …

Lead Safety and Environmental Regulations Standards

 OSHA’s standard for protecting workers from lead (29 CFR 1926.62) celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.   United acknowledges the NEED to be up-to-date on the many environmental regulations and the standards that keep workers and building occupants safe. The links provided below, offer quick reference …

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 …

A Timeline of Lead

The following timeline is an excerpt from a more extensive list of dates and information.  3000 BCE – First significant mining and refining of metallic lead. 500 BCE-300 AD – Roman lead smelting produces dangerous emissions. 400 BCE – Hippocrates describes lead poisoning. 100 BCE – Greek physicians give clinical description …

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 …