Lead continues to poison people and communities. Lead-based paint exposure is the primary cause of lead poisoning. Other sources, including pipes and soil, are also major causes of lead poisoning. With over a half-million kids poisoned each year, it is our children and communities already facing the greatest health disparities—especially Black and Brown communities—that are disproportionately impacted by lead exposure. Lead poisoning has devastating health, education, and economic consequences. It is past time we eliminate this entirely preventable problem.
An excellent resource for information about lead in toys, paint, pipes, and elsewhere, is the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative. Visit their website for more information.