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The Government and Lead Paint

Lead is a metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust. Lead can be found in all parts of our environment. Much of it comes from human activities such as mining and manufacturing. Lead used to be in paint; older houses may still have lead paint. You could be...

Radon and Your Pets

RADON EFFECTS ON PETS Radon is a very real threat not only to people but also to pets. Radon exposure can actually be even more deadly for dogs and cats because they are in the home much longer throughout the day and night compared to their human companions. The...

Are your kids safe from Lead Poising in your own home?

How Do Children Get Lead Poisoning? The most common way that kids get lead poisoning is from lead-based paint. This type of paint was used in many U.S. homes until the late 1970s, when the government banned the manufacturing of paint containing lead. Kids also can...

Is lead in your drinking water?

● No measurable level of blood lead is known to be without deleterious effect. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established a new “reference level” for blood lead levels 5, thereby lowering the level at which evaluation and interventions...

Is Asbestos the Best Mineral?

Earth has given mankind everything it needs to survive and thrive. Every day you wake up and take a big breath of air, followed by drinking a tall glass of mineral river water, and soon after feeding your body with a nutrient dense breakfast. Well maybe your morning...

What the CDC Has To Say About Lead

Health Problems Caused by Lead It does not matter if a person breathes-in, swallows, or absorbs lead particles, the health effects are the same; however, the body absorbs higher levels of lead when it is breathed-in. Within our bodies, lead is absorbed and stored in...

Why the Winter Affects Radon Levels

Cold weather in the winter affects radon levels. Cold weather increases the amount of warm air that is escaping from your house through vents or drafty windows. This escape of air causes a vacuum inside the home. If the air in your home is under negative pressure,...

Colorado the Beautiful and Deadly

Over the last decade, Colorado has had a massive increase in people moving here. Either for the mountainous views, multi-culture city, or the legalization of marijuana, Denver has become a hot spot for people across the U.S. Although there are many pros for moving...

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Symptoms of lead poisoning are varied. They may affect many parts of the body. Most of the time, lead poisoning builds up slowly. It follows repeated exposures to small quantities of lead. Lead toxicity is rare after a single exposure or ingestion of lead. Signs of...

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