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  • Lead Exposure Impacts Children’s Sleep

    Novel Finding from Penn Nursing Research Shows That Lead Exposure in Early Childhood Increase Risk for Sleep Problems & Excessive Daytime Sleepiness A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and ...

  • Study Links Exposure to Cadmium & Lead to Hearing Loss

    A study, recently published inEnvironmental Health Perspectives,of over 3,500 U.S. adults looked at the relationship between exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss. The participants were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and each was given a hearing exam and their blood was tested for lead and cadmium.   Researchers found that people with higher levels of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Exposure to Pigeons may lead to Fungal Infections in Humans

    Cryptococcosis is the disease caused by the fungus known as Cryptococcus.   Cryptococcus is a fungus that is found in the soil, usually in association with bird droppings. The major species of Cryptococcus that causes illness in human is Cryptococcus neoformans, which is found worldwide.   Another less common species, that can also cause disease ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA cites company for lead exposure violations

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Victory White Metal Co., based in Cleveland, Ohio, over $60,000 after the company was cited for several violations related to lead exposure. Workers were routinely subjected to higher levels of lead than the law permits, despite the fact that the company had previously been warned about the problem in past inspections. Overall, ...

  • Recognizing and Preventing Lead Exposure Risks in the Workplace

    This year has been filled with media reports about lead poisoning hazards faced by the public. Stories have been broadcast about contaminated water in Michigan homes, drinking fountains being shut down in schools in the Northwest and East Coast, and most recently, over 1,000 residents of a housing complex in East Chicago being asked to relocate due to high levels of lead in the soil around their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Exposure Lawsuit Results in $358 Million in Damages

    Earlier this month, it was reported that a St. Louis jury awarded 16 children over $358 million.  The plaintiffs claimed they had been exposed to lead from a smelting plant.  This is not the first lawsuit against the Missouri plant that is accused of releasing lead into the environment from 1986 through 1994.   Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years by industry and in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Exposure at Ohio Workplace Costs Company $126,700

    � An Ohio-based glass company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 15 health violations. The company’s projected fines total $126,700. The violations were detected by OSHA following a complaint stating that workers were not provided with adequate protective equipment and were being exposed lead. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Identifying Lead Poisoning Exposure Hazards in Residential Housing

    There are still at least 4 million households in the United States that have children living in them who are being exposed to high levels of lead according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency also reports that no safe blood lead level in children has ever been identified.   In 1978 the federal government banned consumer uses of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Childhood lead exposure linked to violent crime in adults

    High levels of lead in the blood of fetuses and young children has been linked for the first time to higher rates of criminal arrest in adulthood. The strongest association between childhood blood-lead level and criminal behavior was for arrests involving acts of violence, new research has found. Based on long-term data from a childhood lead study in Cincinnati, Kim Dietrich, PhD, and his team at ...

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Presents “Innovative Consumer Products and Legal Risk” at the 2017 Retail Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois

    On October 12, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented at the “Innovative Consumer Products and Legal Risk” breakout session at the 2017 Retail Law Conference in Chicago, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Signs & Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children and Ways to Prevent Exposure Risks

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead. The CDC also reports that there are approximately half a million U.S. children ages 1-5 with blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which the CDC recommends public health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EPA takes action to protect public from harmful lead exposure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced enforcement actions that will require 35 home renovation contractors and training providers to take additional steps to protect communities by minimizing harmful lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Standards. These standards provide important, front-line ...

  • Lead Exposure Hazards in New York’s Community and Urban Gardens

    There are over 500 community gardens in the five boroughs that make up New York City. These community gardens provide residents and visitors with a place to enjoy the outdoors and in many circumstances, allow residents to grow crops in an urban garden.   Urban gardening has been a growing trend in New York and the tri-state area. These gardens are situated in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Protecting Workers and the Public from Lead Poisoning Exposure Risks

    This summer, the Portland Press Herald published a series of articles entitled, “Federal law to prevent lead poisoning goes largely unenforced.”  The article discusses the 2010 Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule that is meant to protect the public and workers from lead and lead dust hazards associated with activities dealing with lead-based paints.  The ...

  • EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Harmful Lead Exposure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 62 enforcement actions that require renovation contractors and training providers to protect people from harmful exposure to lead dust and debris, as required by EPA’s Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) standards. The enforcement actions include 55 settlements and six complaints issued between February and ...

  • Effort Begins to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Lead Paint in Nashua, N.H. Area

    In an effort to improve compliance with laws that protect children from lead paint poisoning, EPA sent letters earlier this month to over 300 home renovation and painting contractors, property management companies and landlords in and around Nashua, N.H. announcing a compliance assistance and enforcement initiative. The EPA letter outlines steps EPA is taking to increase compliance on the part of ...

  • Workers & Employers in Puerto Rico Learn About Lead & Occupational Exposure

    According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), while many people worry about exposure to lead in their homes or in the environment, for some, the workplace may offer the greatest potential for exposure.  Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was used frequently in the past in everything from fuels, paints and ceramics to caulking, pipes and solder. Lead ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Lead Exposure Risks in Drinking Water Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how lead can enter people’s drinking water and cause health concerns. “The EPA reports that lead is rarely found in source water, but that it can enter people’s drinking water through the corrosion of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Exposure Risks & Shooting Ranges Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential lead exposure risks at shooting ranges.     According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are an estimated 9,000 non-military outdoor firing ranges and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Exposure Risks in the Work Environment Discussed in New Video

    Today (Feb 28, 2016), the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential lead exposure risks for workers.  “Many people worry about lead in their homes or in the environment, but for some workers, occupational exposure risks may be their greatest ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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