Activists demonstrate at City Hall calling for stricter lead poisoning laws
Parents and activists are fighting to improve the city's laws on lead poisoning.
According to the Department of Housing, the Bronx has high rates of lead poisoning. Experts say exposure to lead paint and dust can cause serious health problems. Concerned for their children, parents and activists demonstrated outside City Hall to try and persuade city officials to change the lead poisoning laws.
Right now, the City Council is considering a new bill that would hold landlords accountable for getting rid of lead hazards. The demonstrators want the City Council to stop stalling especially since experts had testified that lead is dangerous.
The bill is still being discussed and changes could be made before it is voted on.