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#Leaded: Painted Entry Door of San Francisco Middle School

Middle school entry door (touched by hundreds of children every single day!), painted area is positive for lead at 773 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. This lead level is a reading through several layers of paint and is likely reflective of an old leaded layer of paint underneath several newer layers […]

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#Leaded: Painted Metal Side of San Francisco Middle School Door

Middle school door side (touched by hundreds of children every single day!), positive for lead at 31,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. The amount of lead that is considered TOXIC for an item intended to be used by children on a regular basis (like a toy) is anything 90 parts per […]

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#Leaded: Handle to Main Door for San Francisco Middle School

Middle school door metal handle (touched by hundreds of children every single day!), positive for lead at 59,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. The amount of lead that is considered TOXIC for an item intended to be used by children on a regular basis (like a toy) is anything 90 parts […]

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My Son’s New School’s “Back-To-School” shopping list!

Well… the most exciting news here is the first four words of the title of this blog post!  I finally found a school for my youngest son Charlie!  Charlie was lead poisoned in-utero (most likely as a result of my lead exposure in 2005 when my two middle sons were exposed) and has a “severe […]

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Portland Public Schools Bond – Lead Crusade

My family received this in the mail yesterday (4/27/2017). It is a political mass mailing about the 2017 Portland Public Schools Bond Measure 26-193, coming up for a vote next month (here in Portland, Oregon – USA.) I will be writing a blog post about my thoughts in response to this bond this weekend and will link […]

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#LeadPaintedSchoolYards: Portland, Oregon

Yellow painted lines on school yard in Portland Public school Elementary School – Llewellyn /Sellwood – 25,700 ppm lead. In spite of a public declaration to “Keep PPS Schoolyards Safe And Healthy” this is simply not happening! —- Originally Posted; July 2016. —- Hey you guys! More lead! #Sigh I knew the yellow street lines (and curbs) […]

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