Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund Brief
A Simple Solution to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and Promote Equity
There is no safe level of lead in a child’s body. Yet, lead from paint and resulting dust in older homes, drinking water, and other sources continues to poison our children, resulting in brain and nerve damage, IQ loss, learning difficulties, and behavioral problems. COVID-19 induced school closures put children in unsafe housing at even greater risk of harm from this highly toxic metal.
We know what prevention works. We only need the right investment vehicle – one that leverages private dollars in a way that provides sustained support for lead hazard remediation in homes. We need a transformative, scalable solution to eliminate childhood lead poisoning once and for all.
A LEAD POISONING PREVENTION FUND IS A SIMPLE, SUSTAINABLE, COST-SAVING SOLUTION TO IMPROVE EQUITY
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative provides this briefing for jurisdictions to learn the basics of:
• Benefits of a Lead Fund
• How a Lead Fund can be financed
• Why a Lead Fund is an effective approach to scaling lead hazard remediation
• Where Lead Funds are being utilized in the United States today
Contact the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative at 410-534-6447 for more information on the mechanics of creating a Lead Poisoning Prevention Funds and how one can be developed for your jurisdiction.