lead exposure

Environmental Contributors to Cardiovascular Disease: Emerging Research on Heavy Metals and Air Pollution

Register here. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death worldwide, causes over 15 million deaths each year. Deaths from CVD have declined in the US over the past 50 years, whereas global mortality rates…

State Strategies to Improve Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment Services under Medicaid and CHIP

A new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, State Strategies to Improve Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment Services under Medicaid and CHIP,  “details the potential health impacts of lead toxicity in children and Centers…

Environmental Justice, Equity, and Community in Los Angeles County

By Cynthia Harding, MPH, Chief Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH); Angelo Bellomo, MS, REHS, QEP, Deputy Director, Health Protection, LACDPH; Kim Harrison Eowan, MPH, Senior Advisor to the Chief Deputy Director, LACDPH The…

New Report: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released a new report titled, “10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure.” Based on an extensive review of the impact related…

Funding Opportunity: Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), with support from the JPB Foundation is currently seeking applicants for the GHHI Lead Poisoning Prevention Catalytic Award. Launched at the 2016 National Lead Summit, this grant aims to…

HHS Awards $3.2 Million to Support Flint Residents Affected by Lead Exposure

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) with $3.2 million in grant funding to establish a registry of Flint residents who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the Flint…

Make Health a Summer Priority: How to Limit Exposure to Warm Weather’s Environmental Risks

By Anna Suarez, Communications Specialist, Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center After enduring months of snow, freezing temperatures, and decreased daylight, communities can breathe a collective sigh of relief as summer slides into sight once again. With…

Preventing the Next Flint: Fighting Lead Poisoning at Home

This Year’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week is Vital After state officials switched the Flint, Michigan, water source to the polluted Flint River, residents suffered from unprecedented levels of lead poisoning. The U.S. Environmental Protection…