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.

Vacuuming a carpet / photo: flickr.com//wyldkyss CC

Lead Hazard Awareness Project: Housecleaning for Lead Safety

If you live in an old city house, you likely have lead in your paint and lead in your soil.  Dust from both paint and soil contributes to house dus

Garden / photo: flickr.com/mugsy CC

Lead Hazard Awareness Project: Fighting Lead-contaminated Soil and Dust

Philadelphia’s smelters are shut down, and cars no longer run on leaded gasoline. But the lead they released still clings to the soil surface, along with flakes of exterior lead paint. The result: lead is in the dirt that sticks to shoes and hands after work or play in bare soil.

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons

Lead and Drinking Water

Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. It is a naturally occurring element found, due to human activity, in all parts of our environment.

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