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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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Several USA Today Ghost Factories videos are now available here: http://bcove.me/336imzg2

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Government regulators were warned more than 10 years ago about the locations of 464 forgotten lead smelting firms that operated in the 1930s to 1960s and may have deposited da...
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Shaghaf Mohammed has seen too much in her 11 years. Her family fled Iraq in 2013. And when they left, they never could have guessed the battle they’d face
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The number of kids with dangerous levels of lead in their blood hasn't declined much in the past decade, as the government has remained focused on managing lead-based paint. Now researchers argue that more attention to contaminated soil is needed to prevent lead poisoning.
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I-Team: Source of Lead Contamination Found Flying Under the Radar.

WDSU's I-Team recent spoke to Dr. Mielke concerning the lead-based health risks surrounding AVGAS, or aviation fuel.

See the video here:

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/iteam-source-of-lead-contamination-found-flying-under-the-radar/29928388

#WDSU   #neworleans   #lead   #leadpoisoning   #leadpoisoningprevention   #health   #environment   #howardmielke   #tulaneuniversity   #AVGAS   #aviationfuel  
It’s a dangerous toxin for children that is essentially undetectable – lead. It was banned from paint in the 70s, from plumbing in the 80s to automobile fuel in the 90s. However, the one area where lead still flies high is aviation fuel -- specifically the fuel used in most small planes.
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A Facebook group that you all may be interested in:

https://www.facebook.com/urbanlead

#lead   #urbanlead   #leadpoisoning   #health   #environment  
This webpage is designed to be a forum for those interested in urban lead poisoning issues.
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New Orleanians have long had special relationships with local mockingbirds. Known for their expansive repertoires, members of the Northern mockingbird species emulate everything from other bird
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Tulane biologist, Dr. Renata Ribeiro, to study lead exposure in New Orleans' mockingbirds.  The investigators will use Dr. Mielke's lead maps to help with their research.

WWL TV story:
http://www.wwltv.com/videos/news/local/orleans/2014/10/06/15191594/

Times-Picayune article:
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2014/10/tulane_biologist_asks_how_does.html

Press release on Tulane's website:
http://tulane.edu/news/releases/pr_mockingbirds_100614.cfm

#NewOrleans #lead  #mockingbirds   #howardmielke   #leadpoisoning   #leadlab   #tulane   #renataribeiro  
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Erin Schumaker's recent (7/13) article from the Huffington Post

"Lead Poisoning Is Still A Public Health Crisis For African-Americans"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/13/black-children-at-risk-for-lead-poisoning-_n_7672920.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067
Before Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries he received in police custody, sparking weeks of protest in his native Baltimore and around the country, he was a "lead kid," one of thousands of
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Dr. Howard Mielke and Dr. Renata Ribiero appeared on NPR and WWNO recently to talk about lead, New Orleans, and mockingbirds.

http://wwno.org/post/tulane-researchers-looking-environmental-clues-mockingbirds-songs
Elevated lead levels in the environment can cause a number of health problems for children and adults, and parts of New Orleans have consistently tested
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From the Lead Lab archive:
A trash and ash deposition location was discovered along Bayou St. John directly across the street of the U.S. Post Office, and along Jefferson Davis Parkway between Lafitte Street and Orleans Avenue.  The photos illustrate the exposure and cleanup of the dumpsite in the summer and fall of 1998.

Interested readers may want to read Dr. Mielke's associated unfinished paper: "Comparison of an Urban and Rural Environment: Lead, Zinc and Cadmium in Soils, Sediments and Water of Bayou Saint John and Jean Lafitte National Historic Park".  Link to paper here: http://tinyurl.com/nf27z3m
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A great article about lead poisoning and safety violations at America's shooting ranges.

http://projects.seattletimes.com/2014/loaded-with-lead/1/

#lead  #leadpoisoning #guns #shootingranges  
Lead poisoning is a major threat at America's shooting ranges, perpetuated by owners who've repeatedly violated laws even after workers have fallen ill.
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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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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.
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  • 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