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How Did This [Lead] Happen?

The History of Lead Poisoning in America It’s said that lead (Pb) has been used for over 3,000 years. Early archeological findings have discovered its use in plates, ceramic coatings, and other often used items. It’s ill health affects were first noted by …

Lurking Lead in Lipstick

What could we possibly have to deal with next? Is it not enough that we are working diligently to safely remove the lead left over from 35+ years ago? But now, it is reported that lipstick of all things is still being manufactured …

Hidden Lead, Hidden Dangers

Where are the regulations? We wear and touch them daily: shoes, purses and wallets. But, do we know what is lurking in the accessories we love? According to an article published last year by NBC, Oakland’s Center for Environmental Health tested hundreds of handbags …

Banned in Europe, Not in America

Hundreds of years ago, Europe began banning known toxins and poisons such as asbestos, lead and other harmful chemicals. These bans were, years later, banned from the US—some taking 100+ years to enact. When government regulations to ban ingredients and chemicals take lengthy …

New EPA Pesticide Labels

To protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. The EPA is states they are concerned about declines in pollinator health, and are …

The Government Opens for Business

When the government shutdown took affect, the EPA was one arm of the government affected and that halt in operations trickled down to United. When the shutdown occurred, we were awaiting our certification renewal to continue teaching the EPA accredited RRP lead safe training …

$1B Lead Paint Case in California

Sherwin-Williams Co., is one of five paint companies being sued by 10 California cities and counties seeking $1billion to replace or contain lead paint in millions of homes. Defendants also include, DuPont, ConAgra Grocery, NL Industries Inc., and Atlantic Richfield Co. Joe Cotchett, …

Asbestos And The War On YOUR Lungs!

What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to …