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Howard Mielke (Lead Lab)
Worked at Tulane University
Attended Macalester College
Lived in New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans, Conceptual Art, and Lead Contamination.

The works of conceptual artist, Mel Chin are displayed at the New Orleans Museum of Art. His art activism spans 4 decades. Of special interest to New Orleans is "Safehouse" which is based on the soil lead map of Dr. Howard W. Mielke's team at Tulane University School of Medicine. Through a project called "Fundred", Mel has created conceptual art embracing a massive national collaboration between his staff, art teachers and hundreds of thousands of children throughout the nation. The art project raises awareness about lead contamination of urban play areas and seeks to obtain funding to make playgrounds at childcare centers, parks, schools and residential properties lead safer for children. Mel's vision is to deliver 100 million "Fundred" dollar bills to Congress in exchange them for $100 million for intervention of lead contaminated soil in New Orleans as a primary project for all lead contaminated cities of the U.S. It is becoming apparent that if a city is not lead safe for children then it is not safe for the community.
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Educating the public about the dangers of lead contamination in childrens' play areas
Employment
  • Tulane University
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New Orleans, LA
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1430 Tulane Avenue - SL-83, New Orleans, LA 70112
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504-988-3889
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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 and administrator of the Lead Lab project, a not for profit initiative dedicated to helping communities with lead contamination in childrens' play areas. He is currently faculty in Tulane School of Medicine's Pharmacology Department and a member of the Environmental Signaling Laboratory.
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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. Hearings were held by Congress and the result was a rapid phasedown in lead additives that resulted in a 90% reduction of children's lead exposure.
Education
  • Macalester College
    Biology, 1959 - 1963
  • University of Michigan
    Biology and Geography, 1964 - 1972
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Lead Lab, Lead Safe Play Areas
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