Milwaukee has the largest lead threat in the state…

WPR, 10/2/19

Midwest Environmental Advocates presents “Living with Lead” an exploration into Milwaukee’s Lead Crisis.

Environmental lead most directly impacts the development of children under six years of age. It comes in many forms, but the three most common are PAINT, SOIL, and WATER.

The following page is not meant to be an exhaustive list of resources, rather a useful one.

Train the Trainers

We are committed to sharing information about lead and what you can do to stop it. With our “Train the Trainer” content we’ve developed along with Hunger Task Force, the following webpage contains helpful information from our training sessions that you can use during your outreach and in everyday life.  Please feel welcome to use this material, and please contact us if you have any addition questions or requests for support. 

If you have participated in the training, please complete this Outreach Reporting Form. Filters will be provided to households you reach while supplies last.


Frequently Asked Questions about Lead (FAQ)

The Milwaukee Health Department in collaboration with Sixteenth Street Health and the Social Development Commission have worked together to create tools for use around the home.

Hunger Task Force

Hunger Task Force’s “Well Fed Means Less Lead” Campaign created a comprehensive brochure on Paint, Water, and Soil. (above).

Available in: [Arabic] [English] [Hakha Chin] [Hmong] [Karen]
[Karenni] [Malay] [Somali] [Spanish] [Urdu]

For Further Consideration

Dr. Bruce Lanphere is a scientist and expert on fetal and childhood exposure to lead. His website, Little Things Matter, contains several useful videos for understanding and preventing neurotoxins such as lead.