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Lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes: health risks, signs and safety measures in Racine, Wisconsin

RACINE  — Homeowners residing in houses constructed prior to 1978 might unknowingly be living with lead-based paint, a hazardous substance that can pose significant health risks, especially to children and pregnant women. While the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the sale of lead-based paints for use in residential properties in 1977, millions of homes […]

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Orange alert issued for air quality in SE Wisconsin through May 11

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an orange alert for air quality in several counties. The alert is effective from 3 until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 11. Counties included in this alert are Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Rock, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Ozaukee, Washington, Dodge, Columbia, Sauk, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, […]