Navigation Links
EPA Funds Two Grants for Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects in Chicago Communities

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Illinois School of Public Health and a coalition of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, the Illinois American Pediatrics Association and the Chicago Department of Public Health have been awarded grants to fund community lead poisoning prevention projects. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5's grant program is part of a national goal to eliminate childhood lead poisoning as a major public health concern by 2010.

The University of Illinois School of Public Health received $98,728 to promote lead-safe work practices through hardware stores, paint retailers and local health departments throughout Illinois. The outreach will provide training for retail employees and bring them into compliance with a new state law that requires signs and brochures on lead hazards in stores where paint is sold.

Metropolitan Tenants Association and its partners received $100,000 to create a lead hazard prevention intervention program with health professionals focusing on education, inspection and abatement in high-risk housing.

The projects are among 13 in the six-state region that received more than $1 million in lead grant money last year. More than 60 proposals were received from groups in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

According to the Centers for Disease Control there were 13.5 million children in the U.S. in 1978 with elevated blood lead levels. By 2002, that number had dropped to 310,000.

While children in the U.S. can be exposed to lead from a variety of sources, their primary source of lead exposure is lead-based paint, including the dust and paint chips from deteriorating paint or from improperly conducted renovation work involving the paint.

Additional information on these and other grants can be found at

SOURCE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. FRC Urges Rejection of Lantos Bill That Funds International Abortionists
2. Thousands of Womens Basketball Referees to Wear Pink Whistles February 8-17; Calling For a Cure Program to Raise Funds for Cancer Research
3. Statement of the American Diabetes Association on the Administrations Proposal to Undermine Funds for Research, Prevention and Treatment in FY09
4. Child Abuse and Neglect Cost Nation over $100 Billion per Year; Most Federal Child Welfare Funds Unavailable for Prevention Services and Programs
5. National Institutes of Health funds new center for reproduction and infertility research at Illinois
6. Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation funds CSHLs innovative breast cancer research
7. Rockefeller Universitys Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds pilot studies
8. Bioniche Amends Terms of Convertible Debt with Laurus Master Funds
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Funds Study Exploring Link between Heart Disease and Depression
10. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funds KP study of electronic records for heart disease
11. ViewPoint Bank Funds Senior Crimestoppers Program at Meadows Health and Rehab Center in Dallas
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for ... over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. The current ... environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates ... drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of ... but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PARK RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... caliber of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders ... hands. The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... refused to let type 1 diabetes stand in the ... Lilly Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... N.J. , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced ... Premier Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . ... year, Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier ... creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... to receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: