1. The EPA Announces Penalties for LRRP Violations

    WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency announced penalties against 17 companies for violating the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (LRRP).

    Designed to protect homeowners...

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  2. The $500,000 Housecleaning

    When a Virginia couple discovered that their townhouse was infested with mold, it was the start of an arduous, expensive multiyear cleanup

    Jenny Guinness of McLean, Va., waited as men...

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  3. 14-Year-Old McDonald’s Hamburger Shows No Sign of Rotting or Mold

    An American man claims to have a 14-year old McDonald's Hamburger that shows no signs of rotting or mold except for the pickle, which has decomposed, reports Business Insider.

    A Utah...

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  4. Parents find lead in daughter’s lip gloss, warn others


    All Iowa children are required to be tested for lead poisoning before entering kindergarten.

    Lead poisoning is most common in kids under age six, and can have serious...

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  5. Consumer study finds lead in baby food

    Baby food and packaged fruit contain lead levels that warrant a toxic warning label, an investigation by the Oakland-based Environmental Law Foundation found.

    The foundation tested 1,500 samples of...

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  6. Lead Poisoning Toll is 1 in 38 Young Kids

    An estimated 535,000 young children in the United States have harmful levels of lead in their bodies, putting them at risk of lost intelligence, attention disorders and other life-long health problems,...

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  7. New Silica Regulations? Congressional Leaders Urge Action

    A Feb. 27 letter from four Congressional Committee leaders requests action from the White House on OSHA’s proposal to update its crystalline silica exposure standard. The silica standard has been delayed...

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  8. Is My Building Too New to Contain Asbestos?

    The health effects of asbestos exposure have been known for over 2000 years. The ancient Greeks and Romans noted them in their texts. Asbestos is a KNOWN carcinogen. Asbestos exposure can take up to 40...

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  9. EPA fines six Arizona school districts for asbestos violations

    Release Date: 02/19/2013

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined six Arizona school districts a combined total of $94,575 for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) violations. More...

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