The thing that stood out to me was how the Lead is very effective and it can hurt any kids. What came to my thoughts s Can lead affect many kids that are near it
I didn't know about lead poisoning until now, but it's really concerning. Once I got to sit down and read it, it was a huge shock because I didn't realize it was that bad I find it really sad how many children's lives will forever be impacted due to the laziness of tenants of homes. People kids are in danger and if the parents don’t even know about lead then it’s just makes it even worse. We should share this problem with everyone we know who isn’t aware because it would be one of our family members next.
After reading about the lead poisoning in Philadelphia, it made me worry about my siblings that I have that attend public schools and how this could ever affect them. I also began to wonder how long this kind of issue had been going on. I also began to question why this is still occurring and why hasn't the city done everything they can to stop it. https://padlet.com/ghandschin20/97qte6vo9d3q
Before this article was brought to my attention I was never aware of how much lead we actually still have hiding in the city. Once I got to sit down and read it, it was a huge shock because I didn't realize it was that bad and when I looked at the little map thing and saw that my neighboorhood had the dark red color code I was a little taken back. (Luckily my house has been completely remodeled so it's okay) but other people in my neighboorhood... I feel kinda bad. I really think more people should be aware of this stuff considering how harmful it can be, especially in households with children.
I didn't know about lead poisoning until now, but it's really concerning. It's upsetting that it negatively affects kids and the reason they even go through the experience is because landowners don't want to tell families that the place has issues or else they won't buy. In the article, my group read we found out that it's really bad in North Philly houses and especially school buildings.
As I was researching for this project, I've learned how impacting such a catastrophe can be when not being made aware of or noticed by the general public. If this were to continue remaining so secret then I can't imagine how much more effective it would be in harming so many people. https://padlet.com/ratkins20/8ciifzpp1mni
Reflection: While I worked on this project with my peers. I thought about how many people in my own city got badly affected by lead and it deeply saddened me. https://padlet.com/ratkins20/8ciifzpp1mni
After doing some additional research, I was shocked to find out how fast the rates of lead poisoning is in the city. I find it really sad how many children's lives will forever be impacted due to the laziness of tenants of homes, and the unresponsive case managers for reported lead issues in the homes as well.
When reading the toxic city article a lot went threw my mind but the main thing was that so many kids in Philadelphia had lead poisoning. I thought a lot about how that could have been prevented if only the paint in their homes and schools were safe. But I also thought a lot about how no where near enough people were trying to stop it. Not the government or landlords so that kind of upset me because they all knew that lead poisoning in the paint was a problem and did nothing to keep those children safe.