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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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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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Bedbugs: A quick primer for renters

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Friday, November 10, 2017. The thought of bedbugs can make your skin crawl. Many different stories have been in the news about people who go to movie theaters or hotels and come home with these tiny critters that make you itch madly. Those stories might lead to your avoiding the areas where bedbugs...

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