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What Are The Early Signs of Lead Poisoning?

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 1 to 3 years old are particularly at...

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Ethnic names and housing discrimination: An unacceptable pairing

If you are a victim of housing discrimination because of your name, ethnicity, or other reason, contact the attorneys at Riley | Ersoff LLP today for a free consultation. Housing Discrimination One of the most pervasive forms of housing discrimination in Los Angeles that individuals with many different types of heritage may experience is finding themselves put on the...

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Safer at Home is Not Always True During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic the government is ordering people to stay at home to stop the spread of this disease. Health experts believe that people will be safer from the comfort of their own homes. While this may be true for stopping the spread of COVID-19, it is not true for other health hazards people can experience in their...

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Are we underestimating the impact of toxic exposure?

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP 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...

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Dangers Of Unhealthy Housing

Under California law, your landlord must make sure that the property that he or she rents to you is free from defects, infestations and other dangerous conditions. If you report an issue and your landlord fails to take any action toward resolving the issue, you do have rights available to you, but it is up to you to assert...

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Are you aware of the dangers posed by lead poisoning?

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP 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...

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Why did people ever make lead-based paint?

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP 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...

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Lead exposure can cause intellectual disabilities

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP 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...

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Lead Poisoning and Pregnancy – The Impacts and Risks

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP 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,...

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