The Key Dangers of Lead Poisoning

November 25, 2014- When children contain elevated levels of lead in their blood, they can develop behavioral and learning problems like hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems, and aggressive behavior.

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Lead Poisoning Has Severe Economic Impact

November 24, 2014- Lead poisoning remains an ongoing problem in the U.S. Today there’s a higher safety standard used to measure lead levels in blood than there was 10 years ago.

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Rifle Clubs Are Loaded with Lead

November 21, 2014- When blood tests revealed that 20 young people from the junior team at the Vancouver (Wash.) Rifle and Pistol Club had been overexposed to the toxic metal lead in 2010, they highlighted a growing problem in shooting ranges across the U.S. 

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Colder Weather Increases Radon Danger

November 19, 2014- As colder weather settles in, radon gas becomes a growing concern for homeowners across America. 

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Limits on North Texas Water Use Remain in Place

November 18, 2014- Because of the ongoing Texas drought, some 1.6 million customers of the North Texas Municipal Water District will be asked to continue limiting sprinkler use to once every two weeks, starting Nov. 1.

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All But Three Orange County Schools Cleared of Asbestos

November 14, 2014- After being tested for asbestos, most schools in an Orange County district pose no threat to students and will stay open, California officials said.

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Sierra Club Proposes Ban of Single-Use Plastic Bags in Mid-Missouri

November 13, 2014- Shoppers in Columbia, Mo., may have to pay an extra charge when they check out at the grocery store -- unless they bring their own shopping bags.

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Study Shows Link Between Autism and Air Pollution

November 12, 2014- Children who have autism spectrum disorders were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of air toxins while in utero and during the first two years of life compared with children who don’t have the condition.

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Drought, Contaminated Water Threatens The "Food Basket Of The World"

November 10, 2014- After more than three years of severely dry weather, Californians thirst for water has landowners digging deep to get the drinking water it needs.

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Blooming In The Night, A Thousand Points Of Light

November 7, 2014- In an earlier blog post, "Harmful Algal Blooms Force Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water," we wrote about the struggle to maintain drinking water deliveries in Toledo, OH, when officials said the tap water wasn't safe to drink even if it had been boiled.

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Electrodialysis Membranes May Lead To Cleaner Hydraulic Fracturing

November 5, 2014- Although successful in helping to fulfill our energy needs, fracking (hydraulic fracturing) has a number of negative impacts on the environment, including how the process leaves behind extremely salty "produced water".

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Homeowners Are Beginning To See The Light

November 3, 2014- We're pleased to see an increase in the adoption rate of solar energy in the nation's homes. The trend is driven by an increase in home energy prices, a decrease in equipment prices, and federal energy tax credits.

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