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AAP Report from August 2017

My response to the school Vice Principal this evening. (Warning: I’m MAD! This is my kids [& their friends] we’re talking about.)

Introduction:  My husband has concerns that I am a bull in a china shop when it comes to this issue. He thinks I should be treating the administrators of our children’s schools with respect because they are fellow human beings with the capacity to do good. I on the other hand am FURIOUS that after […]

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2018 Lead Levels in Portland Public Schools, Sellwood Middle School Are NOT protective of children’s health.

I am posting this so that I can link this information to other posts I have written on the subject. Below you will find the lead-in-water test results for 2018 for Sellwood Middle School. Please click each of the images below to see the image full size. The RED circles I have made highlight the […]

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Letter to the Portland Public School District This Morning Re: Lead in PPS Schools’ Water

Note: I wrote this post in response to my child coming home distraught – in tears, actually – over the cavalier attitudes/misplaced and absolute confidence of nearly all of the adults who whom he has interacted with at school regarding this issue. While my tone may seem inappropriate and my anger may seem misplaced to some, for me […]

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#AskTamara: I’m concerned that contractors at my Portland, Oregon elementary school are not using lead safe work practices. What should I do?

#AskTamara Well… tis the season! (August in Portland!) So I have been inundated with this question this week and I thought it best to respond via a blog post that folks can share with others. Question: I’m concerned that contractors at my Portland, Oregon public elementary school (PPS) are not using lead safe work practices. […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Art Deco Ceramic Tile In a San Francisco Middle School Auditorium

This tile was in a San Francisco, California middle school auditorium that I did a presentation at in 2013. It tested positive for lead at 9,391 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. To see more posts with tile I have tested, click here. To read more about the concern for lead in tile, click […]

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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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Map: Find the Lead-Tainted Water Fountains in NYC Schools

Click the image below to read the full story! Published March 30, 2017 There are two easy ways you can support my advocacy work if you want to help: 1) Click on the suggested Amazon product links to the right (on this page) before you start your Amazon shopping! You don’t even have to buy any of […]

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Alabama to test all public schools’ drinking water for lead contamination

Click the image below to read the full story! Published March 22, 2017 There are two easy ways you can support my advocacy work if you want to help: 1) Click on the suggested Amazon product links to the right (on this page) before you start your Amazon shopping! You don’t even have to buy any […]

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After therapy dog refuses to drink, San Diego Unified finds lead in water

Click the image below to read the full story! Published March 24, 2017 There are two easy ways you can support my advocacy work if you want to help: 1) Click on the suggested Amazon product links to the right (on this page) before you start your Amazon shopping! You don’t even have to buy any […]

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Portland Green Festival 2016, Dec. 11

Please share!! Thank you. – I’m speaking this Sunday (December 11th) in the afternoon at 3:30 at the Portland Green Festival. (Admission to the Festival is FREE at the Oregon Convention Center, Saturday: 10am – 6pm; Sunday: 10am – 5pm!) – Join me for an open dialogue [in a “neutral space” (not hosted or influenced […]

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