Facts

  • No amount of lead is safe, at any age. 535,000 children in the U.S. have high lead levels in their blood. 

  • Children are exposed from paint in older homes; old water pipes; some imported toys, spices, and foods; and many other sources both indoors and outdoors.

  • Even low lead levels in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. The effects of lead exposure cannot be corrected.

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Billboard: Don't Put Lead In Your Head

Yes We Can: Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning

Science has proven there is NO safe level of lead exposure. 40 years ago, we reduced children's blood lead levels to 95% — what will it take to get us to 100%?
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Declaring (the need for) Independence (from toxic chemicals)

Scientists and doctors agree that chemicals like lead, phthalates, and toxic flame retardants are part of the reason that so many children have these serious problems.