LEAD POISIONING PREVENTION WEEK This week (October 21 to 27, 2012) is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The EPA recognizes this week to highlight the importance of educating parents and children about lead paint hazards. The theme this year is "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future." If you live in a house older than 1978, then the EPA recommends three things – get your house tested, have your child tested, and learn the basics about avoiding childhood lead poisoning.... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Oct 23
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS & RRP Due to a lack of studies required for including commercial buildings in the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, the EPA is now extending the deadline for the revision until 2015. The original intent was to introduce the ruling by September of 2012. However, studies showing the effect of lead on adults are required by federal law before any changes to the Rule can occur. Lead-based paint can still be used in commercial and industrial buildings. The ne... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Oct 18
TOP 20 TOXIC STATES Tennessee was included on the list of the Top 20 Toxic States by the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC) again this year. This is the second year that the NRDC has published a report addressing toxic air pollution within the United States. This year's data is based on 2010 emissions and ranks Tennessee as the 11th worst state for exposing residents to "toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants." This is an increase in toxicit... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Oct 2