“Transformational.” That’s what Detroit program manager Ellen Vial called this moment in our fight to end lead poisoning.

Every toddler in Michigan will be tested for lead as part of their checkup routine, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. That means thousands of children can be treated for poisoning before too much harm is done. 

It’s been the 13-year effort of ours and the coalition of parents and health workers that we organize.

Now, we’re turning our attention to other fast-moving legislation that will provide the wraparound, preventative care children need for lead poisoning. We're fighting for clean water in schools, more lead paint to be removed from homes, and more funding.

You can be part of our fight. Help make transformational change with a donation to sustain this health-protecting work.

Together, let's make lead poisoning history, not the current reality.