Federal Lead Poisoning Prevention Funding 2014
This week funding for the CDC’s Leading Poisoning Prevention Program and Federal Lead Poisoning Prevention funding saw an increase. The House Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which will fund the federal government up to 9/30/2014, added $15 million dollars to reduce and prevent lead poisoning in children throughout the country. This Bill takes 12 separate yearly spending … Continue Reading This Article
Illegal Asbestos Work, Gene Cornell Smith gets 42 month sentence
Gene Cornell Smith, a developer from New Jersey, was recently sentenced to 42 months in prison for illegal asbestos work. After purchasing a warehouse in Philadelphia, Smith hired unskilled day laborers to remove the asbestos throughout the site. Asbestos removal requires specific permits, licenses and procedures be followed in order to insure the safety of … Continue Reading This Article
Infograph: Radon Facts
This gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the USA. Researchers and scientists estimate 20,000 deaths occur each year as a result of exposure to this known carcinogenic. The only way to determine if Radon gas levels are elevated in your home is to have radon testing done. For more information on … Continue Reading This Article
$1.1 Billion Lead Paint Ruling Against Sherwin Williams
Last month Sherwin Williams Co., NL Industries Inc., and ConAgra Grocery Products LLC, were ordered to pay $1.1 billion, yes billion dollars, for the lead abatement, decontamination and containment of the lead paint they sold to millions of people throughout 10 cities and counties in California. The public nuisance lawsuit was tried before Superior Court Judge … Continue Reading This Article
Lead Poisoning in Adults
We often hear about lead poisoned children, but adults are often the victims of this entirely preventable disease as well. According to the CDC’s Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Program from 2002-2011 close to 14,000 adults were tested and found to have been lead poisoned. And that number is only including those adults … Continue Reading This Article
Happy Holidays from LEW Corporation!
We want to thank our wonderful friends and clients who we are truly grateful for! In light of the season, LEW Corporation gives you a video that we hope brings you cheer!
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding slowly beginning through NJ’s RREM Program
It has been a very long journey for many New Jersey residents that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Now, over a year later, homes are finally starting to be rebuilt. The RREM Program (Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program) and its contractors are now beginning to move past the initial inspection phase where they tested for … Continue Reading This Article
Possibly, Michelangelo, VanGogh and other Famous Artists lead poisoned
A recent article suggested famous artists like Michelangelo and VanGogh may have been poisoned by the lead paints they used to create their masterpieces. Their illness, then referred to as “painter’s colic” had many painters complaining of terrible stomach pains, a common symptom of lead poisoning. It was Bernardinus Ramazzini, a doctor from Italy who … Continue Reading This Article
Girl Awarded $3 Million Dollars in Apartment Lead Poisoning Lawsuit
Property owners and managers, if compliance with the law isn’t motivation enough to get your residential building tested for lead paint, how about a recent $3 million dollar apartment lead poisoning lawsuit? On October 11, 2013 a Bronx jury awarded a young girl $3 million dollars for injuries she suffered after being lead poisoned in … Continue Reading This Article
Radio Interview with LEW Corporation President Lee Wasserman
Did you miss LEW Corporation’s President Lee Wasserman’s radio interview? Take a listen here and learn about environmental issues and solutions.