Empowering Philadelphians to Address Lead in their Community

Giving priority to underserved and vulnerable neighborhoods, Clean Water Fund’s Lead Hazard Awareness Project (LHAP) provides educational presentations to orient and assist residents in identifying lead poisoning hazards that may be present in soil, dust, paint, drinking water plumbing, and consumer products within their homes and communities.

Kensington neighborhood, Philadelphia / photo: flickr.com/pwbaker (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Address Lead in Philadelphia by Becoming a Green Ambassador

Residents interested in becoming Green Ambassadors can reach out for in-home “walk-throughs” where Clean Water Fund will assist them in identifying possible lead sources in their own homes so they may learn to do the same for their neighbors.

Philadelphia houses / photo: flickr.com/nousku cc

Living More Safely With Lead - Safety Tip Guide

Contents: Keeping lead out of house dust; Cleaning up lead dust; Avoiding contact with lead in soil; Safe Drinking Water; Lead Paint Safety; More ways to keep children lead-safe

peeling paint / photo: flickr.com/arrrika

Lead Hazard Awareness Project: Lead in Paint

If your home was built before 1978, especially before 1960, it is very likely to have lead paint.  Undisturbed paint with a smooth surface is not considered dangerous, and most lead paint has been covered with many layers of non-leaded paint. 

Child playing with toys / photo: istock

Lead Hazard Awareness Project: Lead in Consumer Products

Items that contain lead include candy, folk and traditional medications, ceramic dinnerware, children’s jewelry, clothing ornaments, children’s toys, key chains and other metallic or painted objects.