Category Archives: EHW in the News

Toxic Neglect Series

Toxic Neglect: Curing Cleveland’s legacy of lead poisoning CLEVELAND, Ohio — In the past five years, lead poisoning has set at least 10,000 Cleveland area children on a potential path to failure before they’ve even finished kindergarten. It’s a path … Continue reading

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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 It was the company’s business decision not to upgrade the outdated facilities.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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