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Protecting the Potential of Children

Welcome to the new CLEARCorps website! We hope this is your first of many visits to our site. We are excited to be an organization committed to the national work of creating healthy homes for all children, families and communities. We designed this website for two purposes. The first is to serve as an up-to-date resource for accessing the latest information about lead poisoning, asthma triggers and other environmental hazards. The second is to invite you to join us in the work of creating healthy home living environments for all children so that they may grow and realize their fullest potential.

If, as you explore the site, you have suggestions for improvement, comments about the site, or requests for information you would like to see posted, please contact us at mail [at] clearcorps [dot] org.


“Lead Awareness for Parents” in American Sign Language

The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Rochester, NY recently added an American Sign Language (ASL) version of their  “Lead Awareness for Parents” DVD onto YouTube.  

This 10-minute program provides an overview on lead hazards, highlights the importance of getting children tested, demonstrates how to clean hands and toys, identifies interim lead controls and lead-safe working practices, provides nutritional information to combat lead poisoning, and lists additional local and national resources.

In addition to the ASL version, the video is also available on You Tube in English and Spanish.

Free copies of the program (in DVD or VHS formats) can be ordered from the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning.

Other Sites Worth Visiting

Green For All

Free “Going Green” Handbook

Healthy and Green Living

Law And More – Deconstructing What Happens in the Law

“Law And More” Talks to Executive Director Sue Gunderson About:

If CDC Lowers the Action Level From 10 to 5 (06/22/09)

TV Shows Fearturing Lead Issues (03/16/09)

The CPSIA and Its Delay (02/09/09)

Lead Money as Economic Stimulus (02/02/09)

The New Consumer Product Safety Commission Rules (01/08/09)

Lead Prevention as a Family MIssion (11/05/08)

Creating a Healthy World Through The Arts

Healthy World Theater

Health And Chemicals

A Small Dose of. . .

Toxipedia

EPA Main Page

EPA Lead in Paint, Dust & Soil
EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule
EPA/HUD Model Lead Dust Sampling Technician Training Course
Steps to Lead Safe Renovation Repair and Painting


HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Environmental Health

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

Consumer Product Safety Commission (Including Recent Product Recalls)