Category Archives: EHW in the News

BuildHealth Challenge Award

BuildHealth Challenge Environmental Health Watch is excited to announce our new project: Engaging the Community in New Approaches to Healthy Housing. Environmental Health Watch has partnered with CDPH, Metro Health Hospital, Stockyards CDC, Cuyahoga Place Matters, Spanish- American Committee, Hispanic … Continue reading

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EHW employee featured in Home Energy Magazine

August 31, 2013, Home Energy Magazine – Matt Berges, EHW’s Green Housing Manager, is featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine. Berges has been very busy balancing his work for EHW with his outside consulting and green construction … Continue reading

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EHW helped the Lewis’ reduce indoor health hazards

The Plain Dealer, October 24, 2012 – The Lewis’ home is filled with asthma triggers such as, mold, cockroaches, pet dander and dust mites. During a recent visit to the Lewis’ home, Akbar Tyler with EHW educated the residents about how these … 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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Plain Dealer fell for spin

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 5, 2012 – Regulations did not close those plants; FirstEnergy did. It was the company’s business decision not to upgrade the outdated facilities. FirstEnergy fought for 20 years to resist regulations and now complains (along … Continue reading

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Childhood Friends Start Urban Farm in Cleveland

Plain Dealer, 11/28/11- Three childhood friends from the Lee-Miles neighborhood have started an urban farm and training center on one acre of the Forgotten Triangle area. The Rid-All Green Partnership, formed by Damien Forshe, Randell McShepard, and Keymah Durden, was … Continue reading

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Home Energy Audit Can Save Homeowners $200/Year

Channel 5 News, 10/21/11- An energy efficiency audit can save a homeowner $200/year in their utility bill by identifying the most valuable home upgrades. Matt Berges of Environmental Health Watch says the energy audit “[tries] to pinpoint what would be … Continue reading

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Full House at Waste Incinerator Meeting

Ohio Citizen Action, 10/12/11- Tuesday night’s waste incinerator meeting, sponsored by Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition, Ohio Citizen Action and the Northeast Ohio Sierra Club Coal and Energy Committee attracted a large audience of residents concerned about the plant’s potential … Continue reading

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Kim Foreman Urges Cleveland to Support Clean Air Act

Plain Dealer, 9/27/11- In face of recent attacks in Congress on the Clean Air Act, EHW’s Kim Foreman sent a letter to the editor of the Plain Dealer urging Clevelanders to give their support to the Act. As a health educator, … Continue reading

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Cleveland Ranks Among the Smoggiest Cities

9/27/2011-  Kim Foreman with Environment Health Watch joined Environment Ohio in releasing today’s report at Lincoln Recreation Area near Tremont Park in Cleveland. Smog is one of the most harmful air pollutants, and is also one of the most pervasive. … Continue reading

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