Lead paint and lead pipes are cited as the top risks of lead exposure to children. Poisoning from consumer goods and antiques is rare.
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Lancaster-area animal rehabilitation center treats an alarming number of animals with lead poisoning
On any given day, the Raven Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center offers aid to raptors, like eagles and vultures, mammals and waterfowl that have been hurt or injured.
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is spending $50 million to prevent lead poisoning.
Emergency rental assistance falls short for communities with greatest need
Lead poisoning prevention experts are calling on the state to fund remediation and testing
Dean Pagan became a poster child for Philadelphia’s school infrastructure woes when The Philadelphia Inquirer featured his case of lead poisoning in an investigative story last year.
Some 110,000 homes in Bucks County were built before the lead paint ban, and 30,000 were built before 1940, further increasing the risk.
The department estimates that 20,000 homes in the city have lead service lines, the pipes that connect the homes to the water mains and are the responsibility of the homeowner. But the department does not have a list of those homes’ specific locations.