Tag: lead

MSECA meeting on IDEM Programs & Policies

I was really pleased to attend The Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA) meeting last week on IDEM Programs and Policies. There was a great lineup of IDEM management speakers, and many relevant topics were discussed. Managers from the Offices of Air, Water, and Land Quality spoke about priorities and challenges. One overriding theme was […]

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 20-26

PA is urging parents, teaches, news media and environmental agencies in spreading the message “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” during the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 20-26. Young children are at the most risk from lead poisoning. The most common way that children become exposed to lead is by breathing or swallowing dust […]

Correlation between lead exposure and violent crime

With all the discussions about guns and gun violence a gentleman by the name of Rick Nevin has made an interesting correlation that I believe should be studied further. What he found was a correlation between lead exposure and violent crime. Who would have thought. Follow the link to read more.  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/lead-crime-link-gasoline?page=1