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Unfortunately, our guest speaker has come down with a terrible cold and is unable to speak. Apologies for any inconvenience

Date: January 28, 2017, Saturday

Where: Lozano Library 1805 S Loomis, Chicago, IL

Time : 2 pm

Unfortunately, our guest speaker has come down with a terrible cold and is unable to speak. Apologies for any inconvenience. We will still convene today.

Topics will include:
– PERRO’s ongoing work
– An update on the EPA under the Trump administration
– A review of Chicago’s lead service line problem
– A review of our absent speaker’s OpEd:
Chicago should remove all lead service lines to ensure safe water

EPA began the Remediation Pilsen Soil/ Kramer Project

The EPA finally started the remediation of those homes that tested positive for lead in Pilsen in the radius between Allport St and Loomis St and between 18th Pl and 21st. Kramer Foundry at 1345 W 21st was found accountable by the  EPA thru a legal binding decree December 2015. Only about 5 homes will be done before they begin the remaining 54 homes the spring 2017

Drinking Water Safety Concerns Presentation by David E Jacobs/Lozano Library

P.E.R.R.O. Presentation at the Lozano Library regarding Drinking Water Safety Concerns in Chicago by Health Expert David E. Jacobs

As for the recent research conducted by the EPA, it  displays and recapitulates  the potential contamination of drinking water in the area  due to the new water meter installments in Chicago, especially in the Pilsen community. This informed  statement has originally been emphasized through a  The Chicago Tribune report called City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water”.  This report highlighted the  city’s officials negligence to notify community members about how “80%  of the properties in Chicago are hooked up to service lines made of lead”.  These are not the only potential hazards of being exposed for they have also found that the city has been utilizing defective  testing methods for testing  lead.

Apart from cautioning you about the potential lead contamination in the Chicago Area, it is also paramount that you understand the detrimental  impacts of being lead poisoned..

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  lead is known to cause an assortment of health problems that can range from abdominal pain, constipation, depression, irritability, and can lead to other health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and reduced fertility if the exposure is prolonged.