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How lead poisoning can affect your child

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Lead poisoning is the most studied environmental health threat in history. Elevated blood lead levels in children can cause permanent neurological, physiological and physiological harm in your child including loss of IQ, ADHD, aggression, juvenile delinquency, loss of executive function (the ability to multi-task), language delay, delayed puberty and delayed growth. Lead...

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Know the signs of potential lead poisoning in your children

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Friday, February 2, 2018. With the real estate market so competitive, many people who rent in and around Beverly Hills may simply feel thankful to find a rental unit they can afford. Often, older buildings end up divided into rental units, which may have had lead paint at some point. Many times, landlords choose...

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Lead Paint Makers Must Pay To Clean Up Homes, Court Rules

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. In what many are calling a victory for California consumers, a state appeals court has ruled that lead paint companies are responsible for the cost of cleaning up homes containing the dangerous toxin. The ruling is the latest round in a lawsuit involving three companies — ConAgra, NL Industries and Sherwin-Williams. Attorneys...

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Lead poisoning doesn’t only affect children, workers also at risk

On behalf of Riley Ersoff on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Even though lead poisoning is often discussed relating to children because of the serious effects it has on their brain development, many adults are at risk for lead poisoning at work. In fact, thousands of people in the United States work under conditions where enough lead is present to harm their health. ...

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Harm caused by lead poisoning is often irreversible

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Saturday, December 9, 2017. If you have a child who ingested lead, you may notice symptoms of lead poisoning. Sometimes, it can take many years before these signs become noticeable. While some places, like Western Youth Services, can provide therapies your child needs, in reality, the effects of lead poisoning are irreversible. This does...

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Lead poisoning: Diagnosis and treatment

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Lead poisoning is a serious health concern that requires immediate medical attention. Although it’s best to avoid this altogether, if you or your loved one is dealing with lead poisoning it’s good to know that there are treatment options to consider. If you have any reason to believe that you (or...

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Tips for parents to protect kids from exposures to lead

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Being a parent is hard work, and sometimes it can seem as if the deck is stacked against you and your kids. If your child is exposed to lead in the home environment, he or she will definitely experience life-long difficulties. Living in a toxic home This highly toxic metal...

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The dangers of lead poisoning can have unforeseen consequences

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted in blog on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Last summer, one of the officers that faced charges over the arrest and subsequent death of a Baltimore native received an acquittal. The officers arrested the 25-year-old suspect for possession of a switchblade. From the time the officers placed the suspect in handcuffs and their arrival at the police...

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Lessons about lead poisoning from Flint, Michigan

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Friday, September 29, 2017. During the three years that the people of Flint, Michigan have been struggling with the lead-tainted water coming out of their faucets, most of the scientific attention has been directed toward the effects of lead on children’s brains. A recent Washington Post article makes clear that another effect of lead is just...

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Are you familiar with the symptoms of lead poisoning?

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017. It’s easy to believe that lead poisoning will never impact you or your family, but it’s possible that this could come into play at some point in the future. There are many causes of lead poisoning, such as if a child ingests lead paint chips. Lead-based paints were common...

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