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Lead-based paint & asbestos testing, & Lead Safe Renovation training.
Lead-based paint & asbestos testing, & Lead Safe Renovation training.

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Asbestos is STILL out there, & manufacturers can STILL add it to products. IT IS NOT CURRENTLY BANNED. We hear it all the time from folks—"They can still put asbestos in products!?" Yes, they can! So please call us to test your home building materials BEFORE your remodel them.
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Just a little light reading for your Monday morning. Should Wisconsin homeowners receive financial assistance for replacing lead-containing water service lines? Heck, yes, they should!
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Want a good read on lead poisoning? Look no further than "Toxic Truth" by Lydia Denworth. Denworth tells the story of American lead poisoning mostly through the tails of geochemist Clair Patterson and pediatrician Herbert Needleman. Check out the links to purchase on the right, or contact your library for a copy.
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Here's a trailer for MisLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic, a documentary feature film about families suffering from lead poisoning. We screened a rough cut of this film a few years back and the project's backers remain committed to distributing the final version in theaters this year. It's a very moving film!
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We can't guarantee this video will always be available here, but following is a link to Fox's re-booted Cosmos series starring Neil deGrasse Tyson. This is episode 7, "The Clean Room," which tells the phenomenal story of Clair Cameron Patterson, an American geochemist who determined the age of the Earth by counting lead isotopes in igneous rocks. Following this work Patterson spent decades drawing attention to the lead poisoning epidemic and campaigning for its removal from consumer products like gasoline and paint. Enjoy!
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... And here's the Super Depressing Deep Dive on lead poisoning, courtesy of Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore. It as actually super depressing, but still well worth the watch.
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The late night talkshow hosts have been discussing lead in paint and water as of late, probably due to the ongoing tragedy in Flint, MI. Here is thoughtful (and funny, yes) insight from HBO's John Oliver:
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Unfortunately, Milwaukee has a long way to go in stamping out concerns over #lead in water service lines. http://ow.ly/XE7Im #flint
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In case you were wondering, the City of Madison, WI, has largely quashed any problems with #lead in water. http://ow.ly/XE6qW #flint
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We have a Lead Safe Renovator - Refresher class in Madison tomorrow--Here's your last chance to sign up! http://ow.ly/O2CQf
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