This map identifies and displays a cross-sectinal dataset of key features of how states address the volatilization of chemicals of concern from subsurface soils to indoor air during the soil vapor intrusion pathway across all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of August 1, 2017.
This legal map identifies disclosure requirements for environmental conditions in home sales in the United States.
This dataset identifies variation in scope of practice laws, including whether nurse practitioners are provided full or limited practice authority, whether there is a transition to practice requirement, and a list of activities they may conduct autonomously.
This dataset shows states with laws that recognize the PCMH model, the types of insurance providers that may cover PCMH services, and details about PCMH advisory councils.
This project evaluates the effectiveness of the establishment of the Lead Court in November 2002 in the City of Philadelphia to determine if this type of innovative legal strategy was effective in enforcing the existing city health code, which would lead to improvement of children's health (by reducing exposure to lead in individual housing units) and improvement of the environment (by decreasing the number of properties with lead hazards).
Although lead paint was banned by federal law in 1978, it continues to poison children living in homes built before that time. Federal and state laws have reduced rates of lead poisoning significantly in the past three decades. However, pockets of high rates of lead poisoning remain, primarily in low-income urban neighborhoods with older housing stock. Recently, several municipalities have passed local lead laws to reduce lead hazards in high-risk areas. This analysis suggests that local laws hold great promise for reducing lead hazards in children's homes.
This study considers mandates requiring the partial replacement of lead pipes and the potential impact on rates of lead in the water.
The cumulative mass of lead release indicated that a typical partial replacement configuration did not provide a net reduction in lead when compared to 100 percent lead pipe. The partially replaced service line configuration also had a much greater likelihood of producing water with "spikes" of lead particulates at higher flow rates, while tending to produce lower levels of lead at very low flow rates.