Protecting Pennsylvania Communities from the Hazards of Lead

Eighteen Pennsylvania cities tested higher than Flint, MI for elevated blood lead levels and a growing chorus of evidence indicates a possible broader statewide lead problem. Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. Clean Water Action is working to protect public health by reducing lead exposure through drinking water and in paint, dust, and soil, and by educating Pennsylvanians on how to identify and reduce lead in their communities.

Water from a faucet / photo: istock

Support Efforts to Protect Pittsburgh Water from Lead

Tell City Council to support efforts to protect us from lead in our drinking water.

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.

Clean Water Action Calls for More Protection of Kids from Lead in Pittsburgh Drinking Water

Pittsburgh – Following the release this week of the latest lead testing results of Pittsburgh drinking water by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Auth