Lead Lab - A not-for-profit organization started by Dr. Howard Mielke in the early 90s which is currently helping communities solve their lead contamination problems.
Howard Mielke is the creator of the Lead Lab project, a not for profit initiative dedicated to helping communities with lead contamination in children's play areas. He is currently a faculty member in Tulane School of Medicine's Pharmacology Department and part of the Environmental Signaling Laboratory research effort.
In 1984, working with the Minnesota Lead Coalition and the Minnesota Legislature a petition was sent to the US Congress to ban the use of lead additives in gasoline. I testified at the Congressional hearings on June 22, 1984 and the result was a rapid phasedown in lead additives on January 1, 1986. The rapid phasedown resulted in a 90% reduction of children's lead exposure; the hearings advanced the phaseout of lead additives in fuels used for highway vehicles by about a decade. The positive results on children's exposure also triggered an international effort to remove lead additives from fuels.