Sharing the CLASH message
Andre and Molly: Tabling at Harvard Square 2021.
CLASH 101 Short presentations for small groups.
Sources of lead in the environment: Paint, Soil, Water.
Impacts of childhood lead exposure
childhood neurological impairments.
Infants/toddlers: Slow to meet developmental goals. withdrawal symptomatic autism, aggression/hyperactivity'
elementary: slow learner, hyperactivity/distraction, symptomatic ADHD.
adolescent: risk taking, impulsive or irrational behavior, interactions with juvenile justice and police.
adults: heart, kidney and diabetes
Cleveland's Lead Safe Certificate Law: Owners of rental properties built before 1978 required to provide lead safe clearance testing once every two years.
Enacted in 2019 in response to CLASH's citizen petition.
Goes into effect in 2021 on a staggered basis
Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, a public-private partnership, can provide financing and technical assistance to owners.
Tenants options -- identify lead hazards at home. file complaints with Cleveland Building and Housing and/or EPA.
Community Options: monitor vacant lots, abandoned houses, and demolitions. Report to EPA.
Questions and Discussion