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Riley Ersoff Celebrate International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2021

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 24-30, 2021.  The goal of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is to focus attention on the negative health impacts of lead exposure, highlight efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning, and accelerate efforts to phase out the use of lead in paint in countries that still allow lead-based paint.  Even though there is...

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How Can I Tell If My Home Has Lead-Based Paint?

You’ve just rented an apartment or house and, like anyone else, you’re excited to move in and make that house a home. There’s so much to figure out when deciding on a place to live that it’s easy to overlook certain things on your checklist. Have you forgotten to check for lead-based paint?  Please don’t because deteriorated lead-based paint...

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Are we underestimating the impact of toxic exposure?

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. During the last 30 years, scientists have been extensively studying the effects of toxins in terms of causing disease and death. What they have found may change our entire view of what is an acceptable amount of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and pollutants. These studies have produced results that indicate that low-level...

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Are you aware of the dangers posed by lead poisoning?

On behalf of Riley Ersoff on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Lead is dangerous. It does not take much of it to pose a serious health hazard. An amount equal to one grain of sugar or salt can cause permanent injury. Children are especially at risk because lead harms their developing brains. Consequences to health can be severe. Lead poisoning can cause...

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Why did people ever make lead-based paint?

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Monday, August 19, 2019. Lead-based paint is a serious health hazard. It’s especially dangerous for children. When they breathe in the dust or even put paint chips directly into their mouths, they can suffer from learning disabilities, IQ issues, mood swings, aggression issues and much more. Lead can stunt their development. While some of...

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Lead poisoning can have a negative impact on a child’s learning

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Children who suffer from lead poisoning often have some delayed abilities. This can present challenges for them in school. It is imperative that school districts that have children affected by lead take the initiative to ensure that these kids have the best educational opportunities available. When there is lead exposure...

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Lead exposure can cause intellectual disabilities

On behalf of Riley Ersoff on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Children who were exposed to lead may suffer from intellectual disabilities, affecting their entire future. The disabilities will not go away as they age. Instead, they will have to learn how to compensate for them. It is possible for children with intellectual disabilities to learn new skills, but doing so will...

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What Are The Early Signs of Lead Poisoning?

On behalf of Riley Ersoff on Friday, July 27, 2018. Approximately 24 million homes in the United States contain dangerous and highly toxic deteriorated lead-based paint. More than 500,000 children 1 to 5 years in age have elevated blood levels. Blood levels as low as 5 mcg/dL are sufficient to cause permanent cognitive, neurological, emotional and behavioral problems in young children. Toddlers...

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Lead poisoning majorly impacts pregnancy

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Most families understand the risks lead poisoning has on their children – often leading to significant brain and nervous system damage. However, lead poisoning can impact your unborn child if the mother is exposed to lead during pregnancy. If a pregnant woman ingests lead through breathing or swallowing, it will...

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High-Risk Toddlers In State Program Missed Lead Test, Group Says

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Friday, March 9, 2018. Nearly three-fourths of California toddlers enrolled in a state-run low-income insurance program did not have their blood tested for lead, according to a recent analysis by health organization. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization that conducts research and education related to health issues, studied state records between 2012 and...

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