Posts By: Susan Browning Luttrell

2018.10.21 – 27 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), and the Lead Abatement Resource Center of Chicago is joining several federal agencies in commemorating the occasion. Lead Poisoning Prevention week is dedicated to actions that address the health effects of lead exposure and increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention. This year’s NLPPW theme, Lead-Free Kids… Read more »

2018.06.18 Innovative Approach to Soil Decontamination

According to the New York Times Environmental Reporter Felicity Barringer, there is more lead contamination in America’s cities than any federal or state agency could ever afford to dig and and haul away.  That’s why new, innovative strategies are being explored, including tilling fish bones into lead-contaminated soil, where they bind with the toxic metal… Read more »

2018.06.08 – Soil is Key Source of Lead in Children’s Environment

Did you know that lead-contaminated soil is a major source of lead intake for children? Urban soil is often heavily contaminated with lead from previous use of leaded gasoline and paints.  In particular, past emissions of leaded gasoline went into the air as an aerosol and then rained out into the soil.  Ingestion of the… Read more »

2018.06.05 – LARC Welcomes New Executive Director, Susan Browning, MPH

The Lead Abatement Resource Center is pleased to welcome Susan M. Browning, MPH, as its new Executive Director, effective June 5, 2018.  Prior to joining LARC, Susan served as the Associate Executive Director and Deputy COO for the American Burn Association (ABA) in Chicago for almost 20 years. Previous to the ABA, she was the Director… Read more »