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October 25, 2016 | Blog Post

The Toxic Legacy of Lead

For years, manufacturers of lead products have misled the American public and blamed citizens for lead’s destructive health impacts.

October 25, 2016 | Blog Post

Clearing the Air in Our National Parks

I was thinking about the upcoming oral arguments scheduled for November 18 in the Navajo Generating Station coal plant case when I saw a news report that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy bragged about how the agency had cleaned up haze pollution in Shenandoah National Park. It struck me as ironic that the EPA should claim this particular mission-accomplished status a scant month before court arguments on the Navajo Generating Station.

October 25, 2016 | Blog Post

Why Lead Standards Matter

If a lead inspector came to your house and told you that your house paint was not lead-based and that your house dust isn’t a lead hazard, you’d think you and your family were definitely safe from exposure to lead in your home, right? 

Well, you’d be wrong.

That’s because of a couple lines of text in outdated U.S. EPA regulations that define what constitutes a “dust-lead hazard” and what qualifies as “lead-based paint.” In both cases, the EPA’s standards fall far short of protecting human health.  

October 24, 2016 | Blog Post

Seven Ways This New Chemical Law Will Make You Safer

[Editor’s note: Recently, the EPA announced that it will move quickly to evaluate five persistent, bio accumulative and toxic chemicals under the updated chemical safety law, known as the Toxic Substances Control Act, which mandates that the agency review existing chemicals under specific deadlines. Under the old law, only five of 62,000-plus chemicals on the market have been banned since 1976.]

October 24, 2016 | Action Alert

Stop Neurotoxic Lead Exposure in Children

We have a unique opportunity NOW to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to take a comprehensive approach to ending our ongoing use of lead. Add your voice to our call to protect kids by preventing lead exposure.


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