There are proven ways to stop lead exposure
The steps to solve the issue of childhood lead exposure are already underway.
Our method involves facilitating action at the country level, helping governments own the lead exposure issue, developing action plans and infrastructure for preventing children from being exposed to lead through unsafe smelting and harmful lead use in products. Education, awareness, advocacy and remediation are among the pathways to a future free from lead exposure, where every child receives the same protection from lead exposure.
Provide technical assistance to governments
By providing technical support tools and best-practices, we work with national governments to support the development and adoption of policies, standards and enforcement mechanisms to address informal recycling and the illicit use of lead in products. We focus on children most affected and on the relevant sources of exposure.
Remediate contaminated sites
By identifying, prioritizing, and remediating contaminated sites, we eliminate specific exposures to children. We raise societal awareness of the harm caused by informal smelting and implement interventions to halt the illicit use of lead in consumer products.
Work with the local private sector
Together we can put an end to childhood lead exposure
By partnering to share our research, vast reach and expertise for a common goal, we can stop the devastation.
PARTNER PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD
With steady progress toward improved health and brighter futures for millions of children across the planet, we can make a future free from lead exposure a reality. We have successfully lowered children’s blood lead levels and pioneered remediation projects in the most contaminated areas
We are also making an impact by helping governments prioritize the issue, develop response plans, develop institutional capacity, generate community awareness and equip health workers to detect lead exposure.