Toxic Lead: PA Lawmakers Must Act to Protect Children

Lead can seriously harm a child’s health and cause well-documented adverse effects such as damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed growth, development and learning and behavior, hearing and speech problems – which can cause lower IQ, decreased ability to pay attention and under-performance in school often requiring special education services. Research also demonstrates that childhood lead exposure is a risk factor for criminal behavior, including violent crime, in adulthood.

This resource is a call to action for legislators because CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING IS PREVENTABLE primarily by removing lead paint-based hazards in their homes. Babies need protection from toxic lead and your state legislator should support the Lead-Free Promise Project today