Monthly Archives: June 2011



US EPA says: “Pilsen Neighborhood Does Not Meet New Air Standard for Lead”

Monday June 13 2011

Thank you for Supporting the Weekend of Action against Lead. We want to thank everyone who supported the Weekend of Action against Lead, June 11 and 12. The involvement of volunteers and neighborhood organizations made it possible to test more than 150 individuals at risk and to inform many others of the consequences of brain-damaging […]

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Authorities to Address Pilsen’s Lead Pollution Concerns Free Lead Screenings for Children and Pregnant Women, June 11 & 12

Monday June 06 2011

The prompt response from community residents to new revelations of high lead pollution in the air has also prompted a quick response from city authorities. After concerns were raised, the Chicago Department of Public Health has agreed to screen for lead all children between six months and six years of age, as well as pregnant […]

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