New Jersey Acts to Protect Children from Lead Hazards

Governor Murphy signed S1147/A1372, a major step in our efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey. This legislation, passed on June 24th, requires a proactive lead inspection process for rental properties built before 1978, closing a loophole that allowed all single family/two family rental units to go uninspected. Before today, thousands of kids were poisoned each year before lead was detected in a home – using kids as lead detectors. The new law will ensure that families know their home is lead-safe before they move in.

Read this press release to learn more about Isles’ work towards advocating for common sense policies to keep kids safe from lead and other environmental health hazards.