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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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Bed bugs on the rise in Cleveland

February 10, 2012 – Officials are saying that bed bug cases in Cleveland are increasing rapidly and now they’re trying to help you.  Councilman T.J. Dow and the Department of Public Health will host meetings next week to give residents information … Continue reading

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The elimination of lead poisoning prevention funds, damaging and racist.

February 7, 2012 -For Christmas this year, Congress gave the nation’s urban children a gift that will keep on giving –a 94 percent cut in funds for lead-poisoning prevention. Once a child is poisoned by toxic lead, permanent brain damage reduces I.Q., … 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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Contrasting Editorials on Coal Plant Closings in Ohio

Coal plants’ loss will hurt Ohio The Plain Dealer, January 30, 2012 – First Energy Corp.’s decision to close six older coal-burning plants, four in Ohio and two in Pennsylvania, may not come as a surprise to many who follow … Continue reading

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Survey Finds African American Cleveland Residents Concerned About Climate Change and Support EPA Clean Air Regulations

A 2011 survey of African American residents of Cleveland, Philadelphia and Atlanta found that African Americans believed climate change was a major problem, with significant adverse effects on public health and economic instability —and that these problems will be worse for … Continue reading

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