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2016.09.09 – Englewood Resident Volunteers Property for Lead Abatement Demonstration Project

Chicago, Ill., September 9th, 2016—A vacant lot in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago will become a community garden, thanks to Beverly Moores, who has offered use of the lot for a local organization to demonstrate a technique for neutralizing the health effects of lead in soil. In late September, the non-profit Chicago-based Lead Abatement Resource… Read more »

2016.08.03 – Lead Abatement Group Undertakes Pilot Project in Barrington Hills

Chicago, Aug. 3, 2016—A Chicago-based group dedicated to remediating lead contamination in soil recently completed a project in Barrington Hills, Ill. to demonstrate a natural method for neutralizing the effects of lead ingested by humans. The Lead Abatement Resource Center (LARC) recently applied a substance called “Apatite II,” composed principally of ground up fish bones,… Read more »

2016.07.11 – Englewood Community Agriculture Leader Joins Board of Lead Abatement Group

Chicago, Ill., July 11, 2016—Micheal Y. Newman-Brooks, a business manager and horticulturalist residing in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, is the newest board member of the Chicago-based Lead Abatement Resource Center (LARC), an organization devoted to combating environmental lead contamination. Micheal (pronounced “MISH-ell”) grew up in Chicago and attended the University St. Francis, in Fort… Read more »

2016.02.04 – Flint and the Long Struggle Against Lead Poisoning

The lessons of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are both familiar and strange. An austerity-minded governor, Rick Snyder, using a controversial new law, appoints emergency managers for a number of the state’s poor municipalities, including Flint. By 2014, more than half of the black people in Michigan are living under unelected leaders with extraordinary… Read more »