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EHW introduces holistic approach to healthy home

Building upon the Seven Principals of Healthy Housing developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing and others, EHW is advocating for an expanded definition of healthy homes.  Under the concept of “place matters”, and a holistic approach to how … Continue reading

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Low Level Lead Exposure Linked to Poor School Performance

National Center for Healthy Housing, 8/20/2012 – Today, NCHH released new findings on the impact of low-level lead exposure on school performance. The issue brief, “Childhood Lead Exposure and Educational Outcomes,” summarizes new research connecting small amounts of lead in … Continue reading

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EPA has the Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

Grist, 6/27/2012 – This morning, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first-of-its-kind greenhouse gas regulations, dismissing out of hand a variety of challenges from industry and states. The findings uphold the agency’s rules … Continue reading

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Bed bugs Still on the Rise in Cleveland: Police to Carry Bed Bug Spray

Newsnet 5, June 6, 2012 – Bed bugs have been on the rise in Cleveland and now police are taking action to try to combat the problem. In a memo sent out to administrative units, Cleveland police said they will … Continue reading

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Chemical Spills: A Threat to Public Health and Safety

New York Times, May 24, 2012 – According to the New York Times, In 2006, then-Senator Barack Obama co-sponsored a tough law aimed at protecting the public from an accident or terrorist attack at one of the nation’s chemical plants. … Continue reading

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Radon is a Serious Health Threat

New York Times, 3/28/2012 – According to an article in the New York Times, since the late 1980s, a half million Americans have died from radon-induced lung cancer, including a significant number who never smoked a day in their lives. … Continue reading

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Window Replacement Yields the Most Benefit for Reducing Lead Hazards

National Center for Healthy Housing, 3/23/2012 – The National Center for Healthy Housing released a new study comparing window replacement to window repair as a strategy for reducing lead paint hazards.  The study evaluated homes that either replaced or repaired windows 12 … Continue reading

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Moms Raise Their Voices to Protect Clean Air

A couple of days ago, MomsRising held its first-ever Internet radio program. Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner moderated a mom-to-mom discussion entitled, The “Controversy” of Clean Air in the Middle of an Asthma Epidemic, which was co-presented by the Moms Clean … Continue reading

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Wasting Our Waterways: Environment Ohio to Release Report Documenting Toxic Pollution Dumped into Ohio’s Waterways

WHAT: Environment Ohio will release a new report documenting the total amount of toxic chemicals released by industrial facilities into Ohio’s rivers, lakes, and streams, as ranked by waterway, watershed, type of pollution, polluter, and state. Environment Ohio’s report will also … Continue reading

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Regional EPA Administrator Spoke about Mercury Protection at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hosptial

2/23/2012, Ecowatch – Local health experts, faith leaders, conservation organizations and northeast Ohio families welcomed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator, Susan Hedman, to Cleveland on Feb. 22. Administrator Hedman spoke at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital to highlight the … Continue reading

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