Lead-Free Promise Project SB 514 For Early Testing | Erie News Now | May 6, 2024 | READ MORE

Lead-Free Promise Project: Lawmakers push to end lead poisoning in Pennsylvania | Fox43 | May 6, 2024 | READ MORE

Child Health Alert on Lead Poisoning The Pennsylvania Department of Health | November 7, 2023 | READ MORE

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is alerting parents, caregivers and healthcare providers about two recalls involving products with high amounts of Lead.
Contact your healthcare provider about getting a blood lead test if you believe your child has been exposed lead or consumed these products. 
PA Department of Health toll-free lead information hotline 1-800-440-LEAD or contact your local health department for additional information and resources.
  1. Apple cinnamon fruit pouches all lots, codes and expiration dates of the following brands of applesauce cinnamon fruit pouches WanaBana  Schnucks, and Weis . Consumers should not eat , sell or serve these products. These products are sold at many retailers including Sam's club, Amazon, Dollar Tree, and Weiss markets.
  2. Creativity Street Assorted Craft Buttons (marketed for children) exceed the federal lead content ban. The buttons were sold nationwide May 2022 to July 2023 in one pound clear plastic bags.
Lead exposure can have serious consequences for children and pregnant persons health. Most children have no obvious symptoms of lead exposure. You can't see, taste, or smell lead.
 Lead is much more harmful to children and pregnant persons because it can affect children's developing nervous system and brain possibly causing lifelong health consequences including interfering with growth, harm hearing and delay development. Very high levels may cause coma, convulsions and even death.
There are many other sources of lead poisoning with the most common being Lead paint in homes or buildings built before 1978 when lead paint was banned. 
The only way to confirm if a child has a high lead level is by testing the blood. It is recommended that children be tested for lead at ages 12 and 24 months or ages 24 - 72 months if have no record of ever being tested or are at higher risk of lead exposure.
For more information on childhood lead exposure in Pennsylvania visit Lead (  and the Lead Free Promise Project


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Chester City Council Passes Lead Certification Ordinance | Delco Times | April 27, 2023 | READ MORE

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PA Department of Health HAN — Childhood Blood Lead Act | April 10, 2023 | READ HERE

East Lansdowne Council Passes New Lead Certification Ordinance | MyChesCo | December 14, 2022 | READ MORE

East Lansdowne Announces New Lead Certification Ordinance 6ABC | December 13th, 2022 | READ MORE

East Lansdowne celebrates ordinance with lead abatement group | Delco Times | December 13, 2022 | READ MORE

Editorial: Make lead testing mandatory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 13, 2022 | READ MORE

Stronger laws are needed to protect Pennsylvania’s children from lead poisoning | PennLive letters | November 7, 2022 | READ MORE

Childhood Lead Poisoning Legislation Passes General Assembly | MyChesCo | October 29, 2022 | READ MORE

Organizations Urge Passage of Bill to Stop Lead Paint Exposure in Pennsylvania Fox43 | September 21, 2022 | READ MORE 

Prevent Crime: Protect Children from Lead Poisoning | Opinion Pennsylvania Capital-Star | September 21, 2022 | READ MORE 

PA Lead-Free Promise Project Endorses Senate Bill | ABC27 WHTM | September 20, 2022| READ MORE 

Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores | U.S. News & World Report | August 16, 2022 | READ MORE

Manheim Borough Council to Send Letter about Lead Dangers to LandlordsLancasterOnline | July 16, 2022 | READ MORE 

Here's How PA's Advocacy Community Reacted to the 2022-2023 State Budget | Pennsylvania Capital-Star| July 8, 2022 | READ MORE

Lead Exposure Is Still a Problem for Kids, and the Pandemic Has Made It Worse WebMD | July 7, 2022 | READ MORE

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Funding Available for Lead Remediation to Pennsylvania State and Local Agencies | Apply by August 8, 2022 | READ MORE

Lead-Free Promise Project Urges General Assembly to Invest in Lead Remediation in the State Budget  | June 23, 2022 | READ MORE 

Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Pittsburgh to Discuss the Lead Crisis | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | June 17, 2022 | READ MORE

'It's Preventable': PA Campaign Urges Action on Lead Poisoning | Public News Service | June 6, 2022 | READ MORE

‘Lead-Free Promise’ launches new Pa. initiative | ABC27 | May 25, 2022 | READ MORE

Lead Free Promise Project Holds Family Information Session in Crawford County  | | April 1, 2022 | READ MORE

Expanding the chance to get the lead out | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 14, 2022 | READ MORE

The PA Department of Health Releases Two New Lead Reports | MyChesCo | March 3, 2022 | READ MORE

Lead Free Promise Project releases guide on caring for kids who have been poisoned by lead-based paint | Fox43 | February 21, 2022 | READ MORE

Northampton County is the next Flint, Michigan’: Action urged on lead poisoning risk | | January 30, 2022 | READ MORE

Organizations in Lehigh Valley hold information session aimed at preventing lead paint poisoning | 69 WTMZ-TV News | January 27, 2022 | READ MORE

A huge congratulations to Lead Safe Allegheny for your efforts to get the law created and passed!! What a fantastic win for children and families and the city. Read the TribLive story and see the CBS Pittsburgh story too. Below is an excerpt from their coalition - 
Pittsburgh made history and joined the dozens of cities across the nation with lead prevention ordinances!

The Pittsburgh Lead Safety Law was passed unanimously by City Council. This huge first step to prevent childhood lead poisoning in Pittsburgh is a win for families across the County. We hope this ordinance will set a precedent for leaders in our region to consider policies that will similarly create lead-safe homes, lead-safe demolitions, lead-safe renovations, and lead-safe drinking water.

Here is a summary sheet of what the law will require. You can read the full ordinance here and the companion Will of Council here. 

Norristown amends municipal code to include ‘lead poisoning prevention’ chapter | The Times Herald | November 11, 2021 |  READ MORE

Sessions for Families Raises Awareness about Dangers of Lead Paint | Erie News Now | October 28, 2021 | READ MORE

Lead Free Promise Project, Erie Redevelopment Authority Host First of Six Parent Information Sessions During Lead Prevention Week | October 28, 2021 | READ MORE | WATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE

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3 ways Pa. can help prevent lead poisoning in children | The Philadelphia Inquirer | October 28, 2021 | READ MORE

Newsmaker: Lead Free Promise Project | | October 26, 2021 | WATCH THE INTERVIEW

PA Law Enforcement Associations Join Effort to Reduce Childhood Lead Paint Poisoning | MyChesCo | October 21, 2021 READ MORE

Detecting and preventing lead poisoning in children | River | October 13, 2021 | READ MORE

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Free Lead Paint Removal Available for Some Lancaster County Residents | Transforming Health | August 23, 2021 | READ MORE

Lancaster's Penn Med announces significant investment in lead poisoning prevention! | Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health | August 23, 2021 | WATCH THE EVENT

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Letter to editor: Support Lead Paint Promise Project | Ambler Gazette | August 16, 2021 | READ MORE

Lead Free Promise Project Begins Statewide Battle Against Lead Poisoning | | August 5, 2021 | READ MORE

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Berks officials address problem of lead poisoning in children | WFMZ Allentown | June 1, 2021 | READ MORE

The Flint indictments are a reminder of Pa.’s failure to protect children from lead poisoning | Opinion |
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