1. Study Suggest Link between Lead and Violent Crime

    By: Nathan Lamb

    Once a staple of gasoline and paint, lead has long been recognized as a toxic contaminant, and a new study is suggesting it could have a direct relation to violent crime trends over...

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  2. Panel of scientists backs EPA on Libby Asbestos Risks

    Federal officials anticipate finishing by late 2014 a risk study to guide the cleanup of an asbestos-contaminated Montana mining town, after a panel of scientists backed draft results that say even a minuscule...

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  3. Landlord Requirements for Philadelphia Lead Law

    Does the law apply to me?

    The Philadelphia Lead Disclosure & Certification Law (Philadelphia Code Section 6-800) applies to any landlord who rents Philadelphia properties built before 1978 to new...

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  4. Agencies have no standards for mold exposure

    Superstorm Sandy left a wake of destruction when it swept through the East Coast late last year, causing widespread flooding, power outages and wind damage.

    While the floodwaters have subsided and power...

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  5. Hotel Hygiene Severely Lacking – Women at Risk

    New research reveals that one in five women fall ill while staying in a hotel. And this is said to be partly due to deficiencies in cleaning regimes.

    The hotel bathroom is the most hygienic place to...

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  6. Fraud Guilty Plea for ‘Mr. Mold’

    The owner of a home-inspection business has admitted in court that he conducted several site reviews without proper training or certification in looking for lead-based paint.

    Resident Martin G. Kuna...

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  7. Philadelphia Adopts Lead Paint Investigation and Remediation Requirements Effective December 21, 2012

    On December 21, 2011, Mayor Nutter signed into law new requirements for renters of certain residential housing to inspect for and remediate harmful lead paint conditions. At covered properties, these costs...

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  8. Is There Lead in Your House?

    The neurotoxic element may be lurking in your pipes, window frames—even garden plants. What to look out for, especially if you have kids crawling around.

    The City of Philadelphia...

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  9. United Nations Global Mercury Treaty

    The fifth and final session of the International Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury (INC5) is taking place January 13-18 in Geneva, Switzerland. Established...

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  10. Found in Common Household Products

    On January 4, EPA released draft risk assessments, for particular uses, on five chemicals found in common household products for public comment. The agency addressed the following chemicals: