Changing livesSince 1992, the Childhood Lead Action Project has worked to eliminate childhood lead poisoning through education, parent support and advocacy. The Project is the only organization in Rhode Island devoted exclusively to this critical issue.
An ounce of preventionChildhood lead poisoning remains the most pervasive, yet preventable environmental health problem in Rhode Island. It is one of the most insidious indicators of environmental injustice – children of color continue to have alarming rates of poisoning.
Catalyzing changeOver the years, the Childhood Lead Action Project has come to be recognized as a leading education and information resource by the community and as a catalyst for social change.
In a historic verdict announced last Friday, a Providence jury found Florida-based landlord Duncan Duff guilty of negligence in the 1998 lead poisoning of two-year-old Traecina Claiborne, now age 19. After a nearly two-week trial, the jury not only ordered Mr. Duff to compensate Ms. Claiborne for the pain and suffering caused by his failure to protect her from lead hazards at her Pawtucket apartment, but also imposed punitive damages in recognition of his reckless conduct. Including interest, the judgment comes to more than $350,000. Read more.
Are you disturbing paint in a pre-1978 home? Make sure you meet the new Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) requirements! Under new EPA rules, certification is required for most home improvement activities that disturb lead-based paint in housing units built before 1978. Contractors out of compliance with the RRP Rule could be fined as much as $37,500 per day, per violation. The Childhood Lead Action Project offers RRP classes at our training center in Providence. Read more.
Did you know that all realtors and most landlords in Rhode Island are required to take a 3-hour Lead Hazard Awareness Seminar? Register to take the class online today, and get the information you need to follow the law and keep your tenants safe. The Childhood Lead Action Project offers the Lead Hazard Awareness Seminar online. Read more.
Were your kids lead poisoned because of a negligent landlord? Your voice needs to be heard! Join the team of volunteer activists leading the Safe Housing for All campaign, and help us make sure that city and state officials in Rhode Island crack down on landlords who ignore the law and put our kids at risk. Get involved.