Juniata Park Toxic City

It is really striking to see how broad of an issue lead poisoning in Philly is, while simultaneously there is no coverage of the issue. It is most troubling the communities and groups of individuals being severely impacted by this public health crisis. From our research for the infographic we found that children who live in neighborhoods with high lead levels are not just at risk in their homes; but they are equally at risk in their schools. All these communities share so common elements that make this public health issue more shady and nefarious in nature. All of the communities are typically low-income communities of color.  This stirs together the perfect "stew of injustice". Young children should not be poisoned in their homes or school when the issue is preventable.