Lead Poisoning Workshop
New York State leads the nation in homes with lead-based paint and childhood lead-poisoning cases. Here in New York City, an average of 2,233 children test positive for elevated blood lead levels each year. And studies show that Black children living below the poverty line are twice as likely to suffer from lead poisoning as poor white or Latino children. That is why WE ACT has been battling for years to pass and enforce legislation to eliminate this entirely preventable crisis. We have had some victories at both the city and the state level, but the fight is far from over. That is why we encourage you to join us on Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 PM for a workshop on childhood lead poisoning. You will learn about the sources of lead exposure, including how to identify and prevent them, as well as the health impacts of lead poisoning and how you can get involved in the work we are doing to put an end to this crisis at the city, state, and federal levels. RSVP here.