Local WHE Advocacy
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.