May 15, 2013
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.
April 28, 2013
Detroit has some of the highest child lead poisoning levels among all large U.S. cities because of the city’s older housing stock and the prevalence of lead paint usage in the 1970s and earlier.
March 5, 2013
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.
February 1, 2013
There is no doubt that preventing people from becoming sick will improve the quality of life for millions of Americans dramatically. More than one-half of Americans are currently living with one or more serious chronic disease.
January 29, 2013
American taxpayers lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually in medical bills, energy costs and lost wages due to inefficient and unhealthy housing and nearly six million households live with moderate to severe physical housing problems.
January 28, 2013
The lens on lead poisoning prevention became more focused after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed the standards on what is considered dangerous child blood lead levels this summer.
January 1, 2013
The first winter after Danielle Smith bought her house in North Baltimore, the 35-year-old schoolteacher wondered if it even had a furnace, it was so cold and drafty.
November 29, 2012
To help address that expensive cause-and-effect situation, Salt Lake County and several local medical institutions and nonprofit groups signed the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Compact on November 28.
November 28, 2012
Mayor Peter Corroon on November 28 signed the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Compact — an integrated system developed to deliver healthy housing programs for vulnerable families and children in the Salt Lake area.
November 13, 2012
Even before her 7-year-old son, Zephyr, began playing soccer this fall, Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was concerned about possible toxic chemicals on his team's home pitch.
October 18, 2012
DENVER - This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission seized two shipments to children's Halloween pirate costumes because they contained eleven times the legal limit of lead.
September 16, 2012
GHHI’s Identified Barriers and Opportunities Report on Making Housing Green and Healthy through Weatherization.
September 16, 2012
GHHI is featured in Vice President Biden's report to the President. Read the report on how the Recovery Act is leading the way to 21st Century Government
May 18, 2012
As more children are considered at risk for lead poisoning, many parents may wonder how to prevent the problem, especially if they have an older home with lead-based paint.
May 16, 2012
Up to 365,000 more children across the USA will be considered at risk of lead poisoning under new guidelines released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 16, 2012
A sixfold increase in Maryland children potentially at risk
May 1, 2012
Government officials in several states and cities are expanding investigations or warning residents of health threats from forgotten factories that spewed toxic lead dust in neighborhoods decades ago. A U.S. senator on Monday called for a Senate hearing on what can be done.
March 6, 2012
With efforts to reduce lead poisoning among children at a crossroads, Maryland lawmakers are wrestling with proposals to expand state regulation of home sales, rentals and repairs to reduce youngsters' exposure to the toxic metal.
December 1, 2011
This summer, the debt ceiling debate revived the Reagan-era argument that government is the problem, not part of the solution. This focus on reducing the size of government has obscured the cost-saving successes of targeted, collaborative federal anti-poverty programs.
April 21, 2011
Mayor Angel Taveras today signed a pair of agreements designed to boost Providence's efforts to reduce the capital city's carbon footprint, invest in r
July 20, 2010
Listen to a call held by the Efficiency's Cities network to learn how to adopt an integrated approach to retrofitting for energy efficiency.
December 8, 2009
From The Baltimore Sun
By Thomas E. Wilcox
December 8, 2009
October 4, 2009
Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan Council on Foundations 2009 Fall Conference for Community Foundations
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio Sunday, October 4, 2009
July 13, 2009
Three new fact sheets from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America are available to provide you with facts and figures, cost estimates and background on the policy environment surrounding nutrition, healthy housing and early childhood development.
June 1, 2009
MDE Releases 2008 Childhood Lead Registry Report. Download the PDF >
February 11, 2009
The Early Show is on lead's case. "Anchor Moms Against Lead," our self-styled, anti-lead squad of anchors and correspondents who are mothers or pregnant -- show you why it's so dangerous, where you can find it -- many of the places may surprise you -- and what you can do about it.
August 1, 2008
June 6, 2008
2007 MDE Lead Surveillance Report. Download the report >
August 15, 2007
It's not just old paint that's poisonous -- this toxic metal can be in water and soil, as well as in a scary number of children's products. View the article >
August 14, 2007
Toy-making giant Mattel Inc. issued recalls today for about 9 million Chinese-made toys that contain magnets children can swallow or which could have lead paint.
December 5, 2006
High levels of lead found in kid's jewelry is proving to be extremely harmful. View the video >
September 19, 2006
A study examining the association of exposures to environmental lead and tobacco smoke with attention deficit disorder. Download the PDF.
June 2, 2006
"A family who suffered lead paint exposure at their Baltimore residence from 1990 to 1993 may be able to recover %1.2 million from the landlord's insurer..." Download the PDF >
April 19, 2006
"Lead poisoning opponents and the Baltimore City Law Department squared off Tuesday during a debate on teh merits of using hte courts to recoup the costs of removing lead from city housing..." Do
February 23, 2006
"The State of Rhode Island won a first-ever verdict yesterday against the makers of lead-based paint, with a jury deciding that three companies must clean more than 300,000 homes of lead contamination and may potential be forced to pay out billions of dollars in damages..."