Few things are more important than keeping kids safe and healthy. Working together, we can protect them from hidden dangers, toxic threats and unsafe products and practices.
We all work hard to make sure the young ones in our lives and communities can grow up happy and healthy. In many ways the world is safer than it has ever been for kids — but there are still way too many avoidable risks and hidden dangers that kids face every day. Together, we can better alert parents and communities about threats to kids’ health; we can ensure everyone has access to resources that will help them keep their families safe; and we can work together around commonsense solutions.
The Latest on Kids’ health
Statement: Advocates back members of Congress calling for an additional $300 million for electric school buses
What You Can Do
Urge your governor to get the lead out of school drinking water
Call on your senators to support the transition to electric school buses
End the Nicotine Trap
Health Professional Action Network
Get The Lead Out
Factsheet: Lead in Philly Schools’ Water
Lead in the Water
Did You Know?
Medical experts estimate that more than 24 million American kids are at risk of losing IQ points due to lead exposure.
What We're Doing
With research indicating that most states are failing to protect children from lead in schools’ drinking water, we need policies that are strong enough to “get the lead out” at schools and preschools.
EPA opens applications, announces guidelines for $5 billion Clean School Bus Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is unveiling its historic, $5 billion Clean School Bus Program on Friday. This new program, created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law by President Joe Biden last November, will help school districts replace polluting diesel buses with zero-tailpipe-emission, electric school buses.
Interactive map shows widespread lead contamination in schools drinking water
Lead contamination of school drinking water is more pervasive than previously thought, according to testing data from across the nation published on Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund on a new interactive map. The groups urged public officials to take swift action to “get the lead out” of schools’ drinking water.
Report: Electric school buses are a win for our kids and our energy grid
Statement: Authors of recent report on lead in Philly School Drinking Water Applaud Council Proposal
City Councilmember Helen Gym introduced legislation on Thursday to comprehensively get the lead out of Philadelphia schools’ drinking water by 2025.