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Lead exposure is a problem that knows no geographic boundaries.
Over 80% of the homes across Allegheny County were built before 1978, the year lead was banned from residential paint. 

Municipal Lead-Safe Policy Toolkit

This toolkit contains policy recommendations for municipal action to reduce lead exposure and lead poisoning occurring as a result of deferred maintenance in rental housing, unsafe renovations and repairs that disturb lead paint, unsafe demolitions and drinking water contamination. Municipalities around the nation have begun to implement policies to address these pathways to lead poisoning. Policies promoting lead-safety in these areas ensure exposure to this neurotoxin never occurs in our most valuable community asset, our children.

"I hope we will all take action to ensure that future policy aligns with our values by electing environmental champions to public office and holding them accountable,"

Caren Glotfelty
Allegheny County Parks Foundation