Mayor Angel Taveras toured a Neighborhood Innovation Pilot on Canton Street in the city's Valley neighborhood this afternoon. The home is one of the 135 housing units that received weatherization, health and safety upgrades through Providence's Green and Healthy Homes Initiative.
BALTIMORE, MD (April 30, 2013) – The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) today announced it has received a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, based in Battle Creek, Mich. to catalyze the organization’s work in Jackson, Miss.
Even children with low levels of lead in their blood score lower on reading-readiness tests when they begin kindergarten, a new study found. According to the CDC, children in at least 4 million homes in the United States are being exposed to lead.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say even low levels of lead in blood can affect a child’s IQ, their ability to pay attention and their performance in school. Kids are most often exposed to lead in paint in homes built before 1978.