Tag Archives: lead poisoning

EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control announces additional requirements on Exide lead smelter


 DTSC – EXIDE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The deadline to file objections is 4 p.m. EST, on October 29. The hearing with the Bankruptcy Court judge is set for 3 p.m. EST, November 5.  CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Contact: Sanford (Sandy) Nax October 7, 2013 916-708-4303 […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT EXIDE – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. PST, Resurrection Catholic Church, Los Angeles


TOWN HALL MEETING ON EXIDE Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Resurrection Catholic Church—Hall 3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (Boyle Heights)     GLORIA MOLINA – LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – FIRST DISTRICT Exploring ‘All Legal and Administrative Options’ to Stop Exide in Vernon Oct 04 The toxic Exide […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Hoping to improve public image, Vernon urges action on Exide lead smelter by South Coast Air Quality Management District


MAKE NOTE – Tuesday, Oct. 8 6-8pm–Senator Kevin De Leon will host a Town Hall Meeting on Exide Technologies at Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. Regulators will update the public on efforts to reduce lead emissions from the facility. Resurrection Church is located at 3324 Opal St, L.A. 90023. For information, call (213) 483-9300 or email […]

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WATCH AND SHARE: Lead – “We are using our children to test the environment.” – Real danger to health comes in very, very small amounts


If you concerned about the very real dangers of exposure to even small amounts of lead, you definitely will want to watch and share this video – especially if you have children. This is an excerpt from the Sept. 18, 2012, Vero Beach, FL, city council meeting where globally noted research scientist Howard Mielke, PhD., […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide ordered to cut production after lead emissions exceed standards


SOUTH COAST AIR MANAGEMENT QUALITY DISTRICT NOTICE OF VIOLATION TO EXIDE Important Update: Lead Monitoring Adjacent to Exide On Monday September 9, 2013, a monitor at the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon exceeded the ambient air lead concentration of 0.15 ug/m3 averaged over a 30-day period.  As a result, the SCAQMD is issuing a Notice […]

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MUST WATCH: LEAD WARS: The Politics of Science and The Fate of America’s Children

Lead Wars

On the May 17 episode of Moyers & Company (PBS),  Bill Moyers interviewed David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians and authors of the book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. For years, Rosner and Markowitz have been taking on the chemical industry, writing about the hazards of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood lead level tests for residents need work; Value of tests near Exide lead smelter questioned


THE DAILY TROJAN – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (OPINION COLUMN) Blood tests for Vernon residents need work By Valerie Yu · Daily Trojan Posted Yesterday (Sept. 16, 2013) at 7:48 pm in Columns, Opinion Recently, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services announced its plans to launch a blood test for lead poisoning to settle […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide will pay for blood lead level tests for South Los Angeles residents


LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide plant will pay for blood tests for residents Los Angeles County health agency offers residents of areas near Vernon battery recycler free checks for lead contamination. More than 250,000 people in southeast Los Angeles could be affected by the Exide emissions, authorities say, though it is unclear if anyone has been […]

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FRISCO UPDATE: Exide sets May 9 for public meeting to discuss demolition of Frisco lead smelter

May 9, 2013

To read the full story in the Frisco Enterprise, click here

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THE DANGERS OF LEAD: Interview Series: Top expert Dr. Howard Mielke discusses the real danger of lead in soil

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“We have air pollution laws and water pollution laws but we don’t have any soil pollution laws,” Dr. Howard Mielke   Here is Part 1 of the three-part interview series with Dr. Howard Mielke about the true danger of lead in soil: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio/2012/11/20/close-up-talk-radio-spotlights-dr-howard-mielke   Part 2 of three-part series here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio/2012/11/27/part-2-close-up-talk-radio-spotlights-dr-howard-mielke   Here is the […]

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THE DANGERS OF LEAD: Clinical guide, video for interpreting, managing CDC’s lowered pediatric blood levels for lead exposure

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From the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, click here for the Clinical Guide The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and the Environmental Protection Agency collaborated on a presentation presentation to review ”The New CDC Blood Lead Reference Values” on June 10, 2012. To get more information, click here.  

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As US tightens rules on harmful emissions, battery recycling for lead moves to Mexico

Published March 24, 2013, Tri-City Herald of Washington State By Tim Johnson – McClatchy Newspapers Cienega De Flores, Mexico – When an American replaces the battery in a car, likely as not the old battery will be shipped to Mexico rather than trucked to a modern U.S. recycling plant. U.S. recyclers have some of the […]

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Want even more info about the effects of lead in North Texas? Take a look at The Burden of Lead


Dallasnews.com has a great resource for lead issues that are affecting our community. It features stories about communities affected by lead, photos and videos, and documents from the CDC and EPA ranging from what people need to know about lead to reviews about Superfund sites. Click here to take some time to look at it […]

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The Burden of Lead: West Dallas deals with contamination decades later


From dallasnews.com By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH The low-income neighborhood of older wood-frame homes in West Dallas is a far cry from the suburb of newly built brick houses in Frisco 30 miles to the north. But the two North Texas communities share a bond: Both were contaminated by industrial lead for nearly half a century. The […]

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LATEST NEWS: Exide sets Dec. 12 public meeting; Announces demolition plans for Frisco lead smelter

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  Exide Technologies to hold public meeting Dec. 12 on demolition plans By Valerie Wigglesworth/Reporter Dallas Morning News Exide Technologies has scheduled a public meeting for next week to discuss demolition plans for its battery recycling plant in Frisco along with efforts to control dust and monitor air quality during the process. The meeting will […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Exide Technologies closes Frisco lead smelter

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Below is a round-up of news stories regarding the  Nov. 30 closing of the Exide Techologies lead smelter in Frisco: November 30, 2012 Dallas Morning News Exide Technologies shuts down Frisco plant today By Valerie Wigglesworth Exide Technologies will shut down by 11 a.m. today, ending nearly a half century of operations in Frisco. The […]

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GHOST FACTORIES UPDATE: EPA re-examining 460 former lead factory sites for health hazards from lead deposited in soil in nearby neighborhoods


In response to USA TODAY’s award-winning investigation, the  EPA is re-examining more than 460 former lead factory sites across the USA for health hazards left by toxic fallout onto soil in nearby neighborhoods. Read the entire story below: In response to USA TODAY’s “Ghost Factories” investigation, the EPA and states are already finding lead poisoning […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide Frisco lead smelter to end operations November 30

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  Here is link to CBS 11 story.

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BREAKING NEWS: Report – Children exposed to lead or mercury 3 to 5 times more likely to have ADHD symptoms


Children exposed to higher levels of mercury or lead are three to five times more likely to be identified by teachers as having problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to a scientific study published today. The study, of Inuit children living in Arctic Canada, is the first to find a high rate of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide Frisco lead smelter exceeds limits for concentration of lead in emissions five out of past six months

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According to certified monitoring data provide by the TCEQ and the EPA, the Exide lead smelter has exceeded federal standards for lead emissions five out of the past six months. The maximum legal limit is .15 micrograms per cubic meter. Below are the mnthly monitored lead concentration emission levels (average from four monitors around the […]

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