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New Jersey Future and Partners Launch Lead-Free NJ

June 15th, 2021 by

Lead poisoning from myriad sources impacts thousands of New Jersey children every year, causing long term medical and behavioral issues that do not always resolve when lead exposure ceases. Exposure is particularly common in communities of color and low-income communities due to systemic inequities. Recent highly-publicized examples of lead-contaminated drinking water have drawn attention to this important issue, but more work needs to be done.

That’s why New Jersey Future, along with numerous partners including policy advocates and community members and organizations, launched Lead-Free NJ. This new collaborative seeks to mitigate the prevalence and impact of lead contamination across the state by pursuing an action-oriented advocacy agenda. 

The collaborative’s goals include:

  • Holistic lead remediation—eliminate childhood lead hazards within 10 years.
  • Equitable policy change—Achieve adoption of proactive, equitable state and local policies that ensure that our environment is lead-safe and our children are unburdened by lead.
  • Empowered communities—Build the capacity and power of grassroots groups and affected communities.

Join us as we work together to make New Jersey lead free!

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