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Howard Mielke (Lead Lab)
Works at Tulane University School of Medicine
Attended Macalester College
Lives in New Orleans, LA
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A new study, involving an MSU researcher, has found that higher rates of Flint children showed elevated lead levels in their blood during drier months of the year, even before the switch to a new water supply.
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Dr. Mielke's three part interview in 2013 by "NoExide" for the Lead-Free Frisco website:

THE DANGERS OF LEAD: Interview Series: Top expert Dr. Howard Mielke discusses the real danger of lead in soil.

http://www.leadfreefrisco.com/2013/05/02/the-dangers-of-lead-interview-series-top-expert-dr-howard-mielke-discusses-the-real-danger-of-lead-in-soil/

#lead   #howardmielke   #noexide   #sanfrancisco   #leadpoisoning   #leadfreefrisco  
“We have air pollution laws and water pollution laws but we don’t have any soil pollution laws,” Dr. Howard Mielke Here is Part 1 of the three-part interview series with Dr. Howard Mielke ab…
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Dr. Mielke has been busy lately doing interviews regarding the terrible lead situation in Flint, Michigan. One stand-out article was published yesterday by +Matthew Yglesias. The point? It's a bigger issue than just Flint's lead-contaminated water. Please read.

http://www.vox.com/2016/1/19/10790534/lead-soil
Decades-old leaded gasoline is still poisoning brains via contaminated soil.
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Tulane Pharmacology's latest newsletter has an article about Dr. Mielke and his work.  Check it out here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_PxGcI9-J7TcXdLTExaSGVTWkk/view?usp=sharing
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Dr. Mielke would like you all to know about LARC; the Lead Abatement Resource Center.

https://youtu.be/qX-l0DXMm1M
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Dr. Mielke's latest publication is now available for reading.

Spatiotemporal dynamic transformations of soil lead and children's blood lead ten years after Hurricane Katrina: New grounds for primary prevention.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_PxGcI9-J7TX0FqbWRkNlotSjA/view?usp=sharing
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On Friday, May 13th, blogger @RSHAFFER14 posted about Dr. Mielke's recent presentation for the University of Washington's Environmental and Occupational Science lecture series. Read her post here: https://racheltalkstox.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/watch-your-step-lead-lurking-in-the-soil/
Thursdays are one of my favorite days of the week. Not because the weekend is approaching, but because it is when the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science seminar series t…
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“After years of silence, Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday asked California state lawmakers to spend nearly $177 million for expedited testing and cleanup of lead contamination in communities around…
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"WE ARE USING OUR CHILDREN TO TEST THE ENVIRONMENT"

Dr. Mielke talks to the Vero Beach, FL city council about lead on September 18, 2012.

https://youtu.be/DXs7uspSKhU
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Dr. Mielke appears in a recent article in NOLAvie. Read here:

http://nolavie.com/the-gun-report-research-shows-connection-between-lead-and-crime-17307/

Supporting science article by Bellinger et als can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_PxGcI9-J7TZG9KTGE1TjZxOWM/view?usp=sharing
Howard Mielke was fixing a dinner salad when the doorbell rang. Because the man at the door offered him a complimentary copy of the Advocate, he unlocked the gate to receive the newspaper. A few seconds later, he ...
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Read Dr. Mielke's recent publication in Soil Horizons

"Soils and Health: Closing the Soil Knowledge Gap"

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_PxGcI9-J7TR2p0cFVNVVU0Vlk
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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.
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
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.
Education
  • Macalester College
    Biology, 1959 - 1963
    Minors in geography and chemistry
  • University of Michigan
    Biology and Geography, 1964 - 1972
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Lead Lab Inc., Lead Safe Play Areas
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Educating the public about the dangers of residual lead contamination in childrens' play areas
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Research, education, urban environment mapping
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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
    Professor, present
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New Orleans, LA
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+1-504-616-6808