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Lead Poisoning Remains a Danger for Children in Chicago

August 4, 2015

A recent three-part series in the Chicago Tribune focuses on the toxic legacy of lead in Chicago. In Chicago, the number of children with lead poisoning is four times the national average, and the problem is concentrated in our most distressed neighborhoods. The dangerous effects of lead poisoning can be subtle, permanent, and devastating. Exposure [...]

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Lights, Camera, Energy Efficiency

July 28, 2015

More energy efficient stage lighting? Yes, please! Theatrical lighting is found in many schools, houses of worship, and local theaters. The Tungsten lamp on the left runs at 575 or 750 watts, lasts for about 1,500 to 2,000 hours, and requires oft-replaced gel slides for color changes. And it gets very hot. By comparison, the [...]

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