The aim is to reduce childhood lead poisoning.
Breakneck construction has unearthed a toxic legacy, coating playgrounds and backyards with dangerous levels of lead dust.
The City of Philadelphia stopped the demolition of a former lead smelter in Fishtown after residents complained they weren't given notice and that controls for airborne toxins didn't take place.
A coalition of academics, city officials, community groups, and others is trying to raise awareness about lead contamination and showing residents how they can detect it on their own.
The current law, passed in 2012, requires landlords to certify their rentals as lead-safe only if residents include children 6 and younger.
State Sen. Vincent Hughes will announce Thursday that he has secured two grants to help attack the scourge of childhood lead poisoning in Philadelphia...
As part of a plan to prevent childhood lead poisoning, Mayor Kenney said Monday, the city will begin to enforce a four-year-old law that requires landlords...
The young married couple took one look at the Victorian-style house in the city's Mount Airy neighborhood and knew it was the one. The perfect place...
With the worst deep poverty of the nation's largest cities, many Philadelphia families find themselves trapped in toxic houses that make their children sick.
When State Rep. Donna Bullock stood among a dozen state and local lawmakers calling for an end to the city's childhood lead poisoning crisis Monday, her cry for help was also a personal one.
A committee of City Council will consider on Wednesday a package of bills aimed at protecting against lead poisoning, including one that would mandate testing at day-care facilities in homes built before 1978.
Man, we give good press conferences in Philly.
Some big, appalling story gets out - this time, the blockbuster story by my colleagues Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman, and Dylan Purcell about lead paint that's been poisoning our children - and politicians and activists materialize faster than ghosts on Halloween.
An investigative story about lead paint and its impact on Philadelphia's children, which was published in the Inquirer and Daily News this weekend, has inspired two state senators to call for action on the issue at a news conference Monday.
Man we give good press conferences in Philly.
Some big, appalling story gets out - this time, the blockbuster story by my colleagues Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman and Dylan Purcell about lead paint that's been poisoning our children - and politicians and activists materialize faster than ghosts on Halloween.
Over the past year, the nation watched a tragedy unfold in Flint, Mich., where an entire community's drinking water was contaminated with lead. But the problem extends well beyond Flint. Nearly 2,000 communities across the country have confirmed lead in tap water.
THE PUBLIC HEALTH scourges of centuries past, like cholera or typhoid fever, were often linked to overcrowded and substandard housing, made worse by lack of sewers and other basic sanitation. Pity those people in the 18th and 19th centuries, faced not only with infectious and fatal diseases, but little information about their cause or their cure.
To protect its children from lead contamination, Philadelphia should make responsible parties, including contractors, pay for the additional inspectors needed to police the work.
As construction disturbs dormant lead in the soil, river ward residents call on the city and other officials to help protect their families.