Press Conference to End Childhood Lead Poisoning


New York State leads the nation in homes with lead-based paint and childhood lead-poisoning cases. Here in New York City, an average of 2,233 children test positive for elevated blood lead levels each year. And studies show that Black children living below the poverty line are twice as likely to suffer from lead poisoning as poor white or Latino children. That is why WE ACT has been battling for years to pass and enforce legislation to eliminate this entirely preventable crisis. We have had some victories at both the city and the state level, but the fight is far from over.

We encourage you to join us on Thursday, August 11 at 9:00 AM at City Hall for a press conference on childhood lead poisoning and to advocate for ending for new legislation and program changes to end childhood lead poisoning in New York City!


Checkout NYCCELP's Lead Roundtable's Roadmap to Eliminating Lead Poisoning in New York City.


If you have a personal story related to the impact of lead poisoning that you would like to share, please contact Lonnie at [email protected]

August 11, 2022 at 9:00am - 10am
New York City Hall
City Hall Park
New York, NY 10007
United States
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Lonnie Portis · · ​646.866.8720

Will you come?