WHYY quoted Rachael Greenberg, of Pennsylvania Lead and Healthy Homes Program through the National Nursing Centers Consortium, in an article titled, "Getting the Lead out of Philly's Housing." The article highlighted what Rachael considers to be the overlooked problem of lead exposure in Philadelphia, as well as the benefits of conducting simple home health assessments.

According to Rachel, over 85% of the housing stock in Philadelphia was built before the 1987 ban on lead paint. Many homes may still contain potentially hazardous sources of lead exposure. In children, lead poisoning can result in neurological and developmental issues, which have been associated with difficulties in school and behavioral problems later in life.

The PA Lead and Healthy Homes Program provides comprehensive home assessments to identify potential hazards, as well as education and intervention resources to prevent health or safety risks before negative outcomes occur.

To learn more about PA Lead and Healthy Homes Program initiatives, click here.

Find the full WHYY story here