Childhood lead exposure and poisoning are grave threats to the health and wellbeing of the youngest New Yorkers.  Explore our growing Resource Library to view Lead Free Kids New York’s policy agenda, learn more about this critical issue in New York and find helpful documents you can share with others.

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“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