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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.
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.

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Arsenic and Lead Are in Your Fruit Juice: What You Need to Know

Consumer Reports finds concerning levels of heavy metals in almost half of tested juices. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family.

https://www.consumerreports.org/food-safety/arsenic-and-lead-are-in-your-fruit-juice-what-you-need-to-know/
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Association of Childhood Lead Exposure With Adult
Personality Traits and Lifelong Mental Health

https://drive.google.com/open?id=18DX2tfgslDfiMKOXt0sWIhlmlzh7CakV
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Sub-lethal exposure to lead is associated with heightened aggression in
an urban songbird.

A brand new publication from Stephanie C. McClelland, Renata Durães Ribeiro, Howard W. Mielke, Myra E. Finkelstein, Christopher Gonzales, John Anthony Jones, Jan Komdeur, Elizabeth Derryberry, Emma B. Salzberg, and Jordan Karubian. It was published in "Science of the Total Environment" this month.

Download PDF here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eKfAWDXtZufA8AjTLkl3G-M88nW9l4vE

Lead is known for its deleterious effect on the nervous system of many animals, including humans. These new results show that Mockingbird aggressive behavior tracks with the same pattern as lead in the soil. High aggression in high lead communities of New Orleans and low aggression in low lead communities of the city. This is yet another illustration of the problems associated with lead accumulations in urban environments.
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FDA Action to Ban Lead Acetate in Hair Color Products.

Link to FDA announcement: https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/products/ucm143075.htm

In 1997, +Howard Mielke published a manuscript along with co-author +Chris Gonzales entitled "Lead based coloring products: Too hazardous for household use." Link to paper:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tap1bLy-d54_1-ndW9rPHMLxC9rOHO7k/view?usp=sharing

Most countries banned lead acetate in hair coloring products many years ago. +Howard Mielke is pleased this action has been taken in the US as well.
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This student project considers racial disparity in New Orleans and recognizes our findings that environmental lead is an integral part of the community fabric of the city. The recommendations support our contention that improving the environment is an intervention that is necessary to reduce children's exposure to lead in the most impacted communities of New Orleans. It contributes to the environmental signaling literature on New Orleans.

http://tinyurl.com/leadpaper
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Sara Egendorff, Chris Gonzales, and Dr. Howard Mielke are seen here admiring the new Legacy Lead sign which tells people in NYC how to protect themselves. Current efforts bring in clean soil, or construct new surfaces with low-lead soil for gardening or play areas for children.
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On Saturday, April 14th, Dr. Mielke will be presenting his talk "Innovative Intervention of Childhood Lead Dust Exposure: Lessons from New Orleans" at Yale's Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference.

http://www.uniteforsight.org/
http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/
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Lead Lab associate Sara Egendorf and Dr. Mielke have published an excellent paper on lead in NYC soils. Download here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hadoVO7r5TYSJsmhOyrPmauUbEwa-nyL

Ms. Egendorf is currently an adjunct lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Brooklyn College and adjunct faculty at the New York Botanical Garden.
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Eliminating Lead Risks in Schools and Child Care Facilities: A United and Urgent Call to Action for Children

A collaborative workshop hosted by the Children's Environmental Health Network, the Healthy Schools Network, and the Learning Disabilities Association of America at the Pew Charitable Trusts on December 6-7, 2017.

Link to PDF:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qzg6IGSwvbUU6kcngSNsr_qYCVYVdxDV
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Lead exposure at firing ranges - a review
By Mark A. S. Laidlaw, Gabriel Filipelli, Howard Mielke, Brian Gulson, and Andrew S. Ball

Link to PDF:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=17kjm58434QKGJxVg-DPMvvmkv1idg8E6
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