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Harm caused by lead poisoning is often irreversible

If you have a child who ingested lead, you may notice symptoms of lead poisoning. Sometimes, it can take many years before these signs become noticeable. While some places, like Western Youth Services, can provide therapies your child needs, in reality, the effects of lead poisoning are irreversible. This does not mean you should give up, but it does mean that you and your child might have a long road ahead to develop coping mechanisms that will allow him or her to lead a productive and fulfilling life.

Ethnic names and housing discrimination: An unacceptable pairing

One of the most pervasive forms of discrimination that individuals with many different types of heritage may experience is finding themselves put on the bottom of a list of applicants simply because of the nature of their name. This might happen in job applications, and is prevalent in many rental property experiences.

Bedbugs: A quick primer for renters

The thought of bedbugs can make your skin crawl. Many different stories have been in the news about people who go to movie theaters or hotels and come home with these tiny critters that make you itch madly. Those stories might lead to your avoiding the areas where bedbugs could live.

Your landlord has obligations

When an individual or company rents out residential property, the landlord has certain obligations. For example, if you are renting an apartment in Los Angeles, it must be "habitable." Also, while you are renting the property, your landlord is responsible for making necessary repairs and normal maintenance in order to keep the property livable.

Tips to avoid renting from a slumlord

Finding an affordable place to live in Los Angeles can be difficult, especially when you want to find an apartment that is nice, located in a good neighborhood and does not require too long a commute to work. Another important aspect of choosing the right rental is the landlord.

Lead poisoning: Diagnosis and treatment

Lead poisoning is a serious health concern that requires immediate medical attention. Although it's best to avoid this altogether, if you or your loved one is dealing with lead poisoning it's good to know that there are treatment options to consider.

The dangers of lead poisoning can have unforeseen consequences

Last summer, one of the officers that faced charges over the arrest and subsequent death of a Baltimore native received an acquittal. The officers arrested the 25-year-old suspect for possession of a switchblade. From the time the officers placed the suspect in handcuffs and their arrival at the police station, the suspect had suffered from severe spinal cord injuries and was unconscious. One week later, the young man died as a result of those injuries.

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