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February 14, 2018

New Report Details Action Plan to Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning In New Jersey


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February 14, 2018

January 24, 2018

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Awards Four Sites with Asthma Business Development Technical Assistance

GHHI will provide pro bono technical assistance to build and strengthen four comprehensive asthma programs with environmental services benefitting low-income families across the US

November 8, 2017

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Announces New Grants to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution and Help Combat Asthma

For immediate release: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Contact: Morgan Williams Grogan, 202-836-9890

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GHHI in the News

March 13, 2018 | WSBT 22

Mayor Pete Buttigieg delivers annual State of the City address

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave his annual State of the City address Tuesday.  The topics addressed include: the flood, safety and health, infrastructure, economy, the city as an employer, quality of place, neighborhoods, finances, inclusion, sustainability, national outlook, and the city's future. Here is the full text from the address:

February 24, 2018 | The Economist

The Menace of Lead Poisoning

About a year ago a letter from Baltimore’s health department brought Michelle Burnside, a therapist who works with disabled children, dreadful news. The amount of lead in her three-year-old daughter’s blood was 15 micrograms per decilitre (µg/dL), triple the level that prompts intervention. Tests then revealed lead all over the dilapidated house that Ms Burnside rented. It was in the paint peeling off the walls, the window frames and in the plumbing, too. Ms Burnside moved her family out. But she fears what the future may hold: one of her older children was poisoned at a similar age and now has a learning disability.

February 14, 2018 | WHYY

Hoping to Eradicate Childhood Lead Poisoning N.J. Groups Join Forces

Activists are proposing an action plan to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey within a decade. More prevention efforts are needed so children don’t suffer learning disabilities and organ damage from lead poisoning, said Ruth Ann Norton, president of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative.

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