Research shows lead poisoning can seriously harm a child’s health and cause adverse effects such as brain damage and behavioral and learning problems, which can lead to poor school outcomes and an increased risk of dropping out of school and becoming involved in criminal activity. The Lead-Free Promise Project is a coalition of more than 30 organizations working to end lead paint poisoning in Pennsylvania.
- Ensure all infants and toddlers are screened for lead exposure by requiring at least one lead test by age 2.
- Advocate for sustainable state funding for lead remediation in homes and continued workforce development.
- Ensure children who screen positive for lead exposure are connected to Early Intervention and other supports.