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Lead investigations struggle during COVID-19.

Many state health agencies have struggled to conduct childhood environmental lead investigations during the pandemic due to safety concerns and limited workforce capacity. bit.ly/3lAsz7Q

It’s here — #GivingTuesday!

Let’s fight to end childhood lead poisoning once and for all. Every child in Chicago deserves lead-free lawns, parks, and school grounds to play in. Together, we can make a difference! DONATE

2021.11.6 Follow us on Twitter !

We’re pleased to announce the launching of our new Twitter account. Please take a moment to follow us @LARCfoundation to get the latest daily updates about our initiatives to end childhood lead poisoning from exposure to contaminated soil. http://twitter.com@LARCfoundation

2021.11.5 CDC Lowers Blood Lead Reference Value for Children

As further evidence that “no level of lead is safe,” the CDC lowered its blood lead reference value for children from 5 ug/dL to 3.5 ug/dL. See the full Oct. 28 CDC press release here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1028-blood-lead.html?utm_source=ACGIH&utm_campaign=c9d0006836-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_25_05_03_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e0322abe6a-c9d0006836-365446573