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Environmental Health

Mildew starts with few little spots, then spreads

It may start with a couple of small dark spots on the grout where the shower stall meets the tiled wall. A few days later, they multiply.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Your home's age important for child lead exposure

Your home's age important for child lead exposure

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous lead.

January 07, 2012 12:00 am

How to test your home for lead

According to the Mayo Clinic, the number one cause of lead poisoning in children is lead found in the home, in paint, dust, soil and water. Children under the age of 6 are most susceptible to lead poisoning, and the CDC estimates some 250,000 children have lead levels in their blood that exc…

April 20, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Bayh's jobs don't match his rhetoric

Former Sen. Evan Bayh left the Senate last year with a high-minded list of what's wrong with Congress and American politics.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

IDEM should explain why it allows State Line to operate

Kudos for highlighting the human health cost of the State Line Energy power plant. Unfortunately, the fact that State Line is spewing deadly pollution over neighborhoods in two states isn't new.

December 07, 2010 12:00 am
Some apartments bar residents from smoking at home

Some apartments bar residents from smoking at home

No Smoking signs are popping up at some apartment complexes and condos, barring people from lighting up even in their own homes.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am
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