Lead

New York State leads the nation in cases of children with elevated blood levels. Twelve percent of the children born in the state in 2019 – 28,820 children – have been diagnosed with elevated blood lead levels. Childhood lead poisoning rates for communities across
Lead Paint Right to Know Act
Make your Earth Day meaningful by joining us for our Albany Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 25. Our state leaders need to hear from you on critical environmental justice legislation! We are at a critical point in our fight for
New York has more children with elevated blood lead levels than any other state in the nation. And children of color account for more than 80 percent of new cases in children under 6 years old. Children exposed to lead
  The Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act The Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fund critical environmental initiatives here in New York State. It will provide money to clean our
The Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act
Since moving Uptown from the Dominican Republic at the age of three, I’ve lived within a three block radius of a major highway every time we’ve moved. My parents encouraged me to spend as much time as possible outside, completely
A Park Built Upon Environmental Justice
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

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