Welcome to the website of Lead Free Kids New York (LFKNY), a growing statewide coalition of individuals, groups and organizations working together to end New York’s childhood lead exposure and poisoning crises.  Explore our site to learn more about who we are, our policy priorities and how you can get involved in our movement to ensure all New York children are #LeadFreeKidsNY.

Updates from Lead Free Kids New York

The Lead Paint Right to Know Passed in the Assembly!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 Contact: Jasmine Phillip, Clean+Healthy (518) 354-3263, Advocates Applaud NYS Assembly for Passing Important Lead Paint Bill Protecting New York State Children, Urge Immediate Senate Action  The Senate has only two weeks to pass a bill that will save thousands of children from preventable ailments due to lead […]

Middle Schoolers Against Lead Poisoning

Check out some flyers made by middle schoolers in NYS in support of the Lead Paint Right to Know Act.                                    

Join Our Movement Today

Let’s work together to end New York’s childhood lead exposure and poisoning crises.

Photo: NYS District 30 Senator Cordell Cleare and Sonal Jessel, MPH at the Lead Free Kids NY press conference in Albany on March 31, 2022.

Enoshja Ruffin photo


“My 3-year-old at the time was exposed to lead in my apartment back in 2019. I have had to worry about the effects on her cognitive development, her development as a whole, because we all know that all children who are exposed to lead, a neurotoxin, are at high risk for lowered IQ’s, delays in growth and speech, learning disabilities, organ failure, and even death…”

Link to the story Citizen Action of New York’s Enoshja Ruffin on Lead Poisoning’s Impact