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Testing for childhood lead poisoning in Racine County dropped to the lowest levels in 5 years, here’s why that’s a problem

At any level, lead is a poisonous neurotoxin and a notorious thief of human potential. Every year, Racine County health officials witness the diagnosis of lead poisoning in over 100 children per year. However, as testing levels decrease, many children remain undiagnosed, resulting in dire consequences. The primary source of lead exposure is lead-based paint. […]

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Environmental Justice Task Force launches ahead of Earth Day through Racine Interfaith Coalition

RACINE — In honor of Earth Day, Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) has announced the launch of its newest task force: The Environmental Justice Task Force. RIC, a nonprofit organization, is made up of 26 congregations or affiliates who are united in the belief that the inherent value of every individual and our shared obligation is […]

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Letter to the Editor: Racine Interfaith Coalition launches Environmental Justice Task Force

The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) recently launched a new task force to deal with environmental justice issues. One of the concerns being pursued by the new task force is that of lead poisoning that affects the youngest of our city’s residents. Children under age three are especially impacted by the lead paint found in many […]

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