October 22, 2013

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Goes Global!

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Protecting our children is any parent’s highest priority, but there is a hidden danger in our homes that can harm their health and their futures. It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – a time we set aside every year to reinforce an important message about an environmental enemy that attacks hundreds of thousands of our […]

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April 17, 2013

Keeping Children and Families Living Free from Lead Contamination

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Parents and grandparents worry about their children.  It’s inevitable: they wonder if they’re safe on their way to work and school, and ensure they have nourishing food and shelter. But we don’t often think about the dangers lurking on the walls, windows and floors of our homes.   Contamination from lead based paint, and particularly lead […]

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October 25, 2012

Weekly Online Resources Round-up

HUDdlers, it’s time for the weekly online resources round-up. This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and the resources we have rounded up will help keep your families and your homes lead-free! This year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” highlights the importance of educating parents and children […]

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October 23, 2012

20th Anniversary of Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 – Title X

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Title X is an important piece of modern history, however many are unaware of the breadth of its significance.  Title X has nothing to do with mutant superheroes, Cartesian coordinate planes, or world-famous, televised music competitions. It is considerably more important than these other X-associations because it has everything to do with your health and […]

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September 13, 2012

Lead Guidelines Updated to Keep Children Safer

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Earlier this month, HUD released the updated version of the Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing.  This is the first major update since 1995, and includes many important changes to help bring HUD’s guidance into alignment with recent research results, EPA and OSHA regulations, and guidance from the CDC. […]

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