Topic: lead

City court enforces lead code with steep fines

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City court enforces lead code with steep fines

April 5, 2019 0 comments

It is well known that lead violations can cost kids their health, but it turns out in Providence, they can also cost property owners a pretty penny.

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

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Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

December 2, 2018 0 comments

In mid-November, The Herald reported the troubling news that residents in Donovan House, where one of the University’s special interest housing programs is located, discovered what they believed to be lead paint in areas of the dorm with chipped paint.

Though students discovered chipping lead paint on the interior walls of Donovan House, Environmental Health and Safety concluded that it is unlikely to cause lead exposure.

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University examines lead paint in Donovan House

November 18, 2018 0 comments

The Department of Facilities Management will work with a painting contractor certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to repaint areas of Donovan House over winter break following students’ detection of lead in chipping wall paint.

University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

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University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

September 11, 2018 1 comment

A new study by University researchers confirmed that it is possible for household lead levels to be reduced more substantially than the Environmental Protection Agency currently mandates.

Rhode Island struggles to address lead poisoning problem

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Rhode Island struggles to address lead poisoning problem

April 25, 2018 4 comments

As a toddler, Childhood Lead Action Project employee Antoinette Dow’s six-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with autism, began chewing on window sills, walls and other non-food material around the house.