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Dear School Administrator, You are an ASSHAT for dismissing my son’s very real life-threatening medical condition.

This week I got a call from my the school psychologist for my son’s school (Let’s call her Becky, because that’s her name.) Becky has always been fairly cordial and reasonable – although I cannot say that her work with my children has produced any specific positive results, but I have historically blamed the school […]

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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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August 2017 Hazard Assessment Current HUD Guidelines Tamara Rubin

Here is what one would expect a modern clearance test would look like in 2018.

I share this with my readers as a basis for comparison with the clearance test report for Lewis Elementary School that I posted earlier today. Please read this post here for context. Important points to note: This is a summary of testing that was done on a single family dwelling in August of 2017. [I […]

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Lewis Elementary School Test Results Tamara Rubin

Portland Public Schools is simply NOT using the strictest standards nor best practices to protect your children from lead in schools. A series. Part 1; Post Lead-Remediation Construction Dust Found At Lewis Elementary School.

For this post today I will be using the example of Lewis Elementary School in SE Portland, a school my children used to attend. Portland Public Schools is simply NOT using the strictest standards nor best practices to protect children from lead in schools. A series. Part 1; Dust. I was recently contacted by several […]

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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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#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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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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