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“The Link Between Lead Poisoning and Underperforming Students” Chicago Reader feature story
May 30, 2013 – 8:17 AM | No Comment
“The Link Between Lead Poisoning and Underperforming Students” Chicago Reader feature story

With mounting evidence that lead poisoning results in lower test scores, more children repeating grades, and worse, why has so little been done in Chicago to reverse the damage?
By: Megan Cottrell – Chicago Reader – …

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23-29th
October 24, 2011 – 11:14 AM | No Comment
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23-29th

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23-29th, 2011.  Children under age 6 are most at risk for lead poisoning.  You can prevent lead poisoning by getting your home tested, getting your child tested and …

How to Guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes
September 2, 2011 – 11:17 AM | One Comment
How to Guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes

From the National Center for Healthy Housing:

A guide developed to help homeowners and contractors safely clean up homes damaged in the recent floods caused by Hurricane Irene is available immediately. Creating a Healthy Home: A Field …

Healthy Homes Mean Health Equity – A Message from the Executive Director
July 8, 2011 – 12:26 PM | No Comment
Healthy Homes Mean Health Equity – A Message from the Executive Director

I just returned from the National Healthy Homes Conference as well as the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative meeting in Denver.  The meetings reaffirm MTO’s commitment to involve ourselves and help shape the agenda of …

PHOTOS: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Chicago Rental Housing
January 14, 2011 – 8:05 PM | One Comment

Chicago’s current 311-reporting process does not work to protect renters against their slumlords. A mandatory rental housing inspection program with strong enforcement power is imperative for Chicago and the health of its communities. Below is a …

When Bed Bugs Attack
January 12, 2011 – 6:51 PM | 9 Comments
When Bed Bugs Attack

Bed bugs have returned, invading our hospitals, hotels, public transportation, and most unsettling of all, our homes. While bed bugs do not transmit disease, bed bugs have proven to be a serious nuisance to homeowners …

Lead – FAQ
October 27, 2009 – 2:27 PM | No Comment
Lead – FAQ

What is lead poisoning?
Lead is a poison that impacts everyone, especially children ages 6 years and younger. Lead can harm the brain, nerves, kidneys, digestive system, hearing and cause muscle and joint problems. Even …