NCHH and the Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition Announce Bold New Drive to Eliminate Lead Poisoning

Call for national action to eliminate lead poisoning in the wake of Flint water crisis

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Columbia, MD (May 12, 2016) – Today, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition (Coalition) announced Find It, Fix It, Fund It (#findfixfund), an action drive that urges Congress and the Administration to develop and implement a bold, comprehensive national plan to eliminate lead paint hazards and replace lead pipes.

“Lead poisoning is a preventable tragedy,” said NCHH’s Executive Director, Nancy Rockett Eldridge. “This call to action lays out the necessary steps to win the fight against lead poisoning—to find lead hazards before they harm children, to fix these hazards using both short- and long-term proven methods, and to fund these critical efforts. If Congress and the Administration act in a concerted effort to create and implement a national lead elimination action plan, American children can be protected from this needless tragedy.”

Said Roberta Hazen Aaronson, Executive Director of the Childhood Lead Action Project, who also serves on the Coalition’s steering committee: “Eliminating lead poisoning could be America’s greatest public health success story of our time, similar to eliminating cholera and other epidemics caused in part by inadequate housing a century ago.”

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