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School Notice February 8 2019 Vaccine

“Measles Epidemic 2019”: A perspective from the front lines, by a Portland, Oregon mother of unvaccinated children.

Hello! To start let’s clarify what this post  is not about: This is not an anti-vax post. This is not a pro-vax post. This is not a post about vaccines. This is not a post about the measles. “What is it then?” – you ask. This is a post about misinformation and the news media […]

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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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PPS 2018 Lead In Water In Schools Portland Oregon Lead Safe Mama 4

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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Portland Tribune Article Today: Vaccine Choice

This article (linked below) was written by a friend of mine about a family we took into our home for several months last year (after their baby was illegally taken from them in the hospital.) This.Is.Personal. & children are NOT being protected by these illegal, yet (ostensibly) government sanctioned actions. Said another way; children are […]

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