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Health Effects

Decreased IQ, brain damage and more.


It’s in your paint, dust, soil and water

Reducing Exposure

Protect yourself. Protect your family.

Myth vs. Fact

Does boiling water reduce the effects of lead?


Prevention is possible. Prevention is our goal.

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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE —It’s not just lead in water. Young children and women of childbearing age are exposed to lead hazards from paint and soil as well. And it’s not just...
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Allegheny County task force recommends program to reduce lead in rental properties

TRIBLIVE —Rental properties in Allegheny County should be inspected for lead in their paint and water each time they are sold to a new owner, a county lead task force...
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In spring 2017, Allegheny County appointed a task force to assess the risk of childhood lead poisoning and develop a recommendation to prevent lead exposure. Women for a Healthy Environment, along with community partners that care deeply about the health and safety of Pittsburghers, developed a list of evidence-based recommendations to the Allegheny County Lead Task Force to be included as part of their plan.

Join us in urging the Allegheny County Lead Task Force to adopt the recommendations of WHE and its partners.

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