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.
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.
To complement our lead poisoning prevention work, we raise community awareness about fire and carbon monoxide safety, asthma triggers in the home, and locally available energy conservation resources. We offer community-based education in a variety of settings: preschools, churches, ESL classes, social service agencies, neighborhood groups, etc. We also recruit folks to host house parties, gathering friends and neighbors to learn about lead and other healthy housing issues. Interested in a presentation? Contact us.
Historic news from California! The Childhood Lead Action Project commends Judge James Kleinberg of the Superior Court of California for his decision this week ordering the lead paint industry to create a $1.1 billion fund to remove lead hazards from California homes. Read our statement about this thrilling victory.
Now You See It
Written and directed by Mel Chin Animation director: Careen Ingle
This is the Childhood Lead Action Project's favorite animated introduction to the story of lead poisoning in the United States!