Category Archives: EHW News

Ohio building codes & better energy performance

Green City Blue Lake, 11/16/2012 -What’s so striking about the ratcheting up of building codes in Ohio is not that it took a few more years than average for the Buckeye state to adopt the 2009 standard from the International … 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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Dispatch from Ohio, land of public markets & urban farms

Grist, 9/27/2012 – This past weekend, I traveled to Cleveland to attend the eighth International Public Markets Conference, presented by the Project for Public Spaces. The three-day conference is geared primarily toward practitioners — farmers market managers, food hub facilitators, … Continue reading

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Deputy HUD Secretary calls roundtable to build on EHW-Case Western Reserve program

The Plain Dealer, September 21, 2012 – National asthma and housing experts gathered at Case Western Reserve University on Friday to pitch a plan that could drastically reduce childhood hospitalizations. The invitation-only session highlighted a small, grant-supported research study in … 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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CDC to Replace Level of Concern for Lead Poisoning

NCHH, May 16, 2012 – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its acceptance of its advisory committee’s recommendation to redefine the level at which children are considered to have too much lead in their blood and … Continue reading

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Chemical Plants Pose Environmental Health Risks

New York Times, May 3, 2012 – We need more stringent laws in place to protect thousands of Americans from the potential threat of chemial spills. Hundreds of facilities that use or produce toxic chemicals do little or nothing to … Continue reading

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