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File #: 2021-2101    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/26/2021 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 11/22/2021 Final action: 11/30/2021
Enactment date: 11/30/2021 Enactment #: 50
Effective date: 12/6/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code of Ordinances in multiple locations with provisions related to lead safety and mitigation in order to reduce, and thereby mitigate the health risks of, exposure of City residents, and particularly young children, to lead (Pb) hazards.
Sponsors: Erika Strassburger, Corey O'Connor, Deborah L. Gross, Bobby Wilson
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code of Ordinances in multiple locations with provisions related to lead safety and mitigation in order to reduce, and thereby mitigate the health risks of, exposure of City residents, and particularly young children, to lead (Pb) hazards.

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WHEREAS lead, the metal (Pb), is a neurotoxin that adversely affects many body systems, including the nervous, circulatory, endocrine, immune, renal, skeletal and muscular systems;

Monograph on Health Effects of Low-Level Lead, National Toxicology Program, Research Triangle Park,NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; 2012: xvi, xxii, xxi, 62, 72. 77, 114.

Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children: A Renewed Call for Primary Prevention, Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (January 4, 2012).

Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicity, American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Environmental Health, Pediatrics (July 2016), 2016;138(1):e20161493.

Blood lead level and kidney function in US adolescents: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Fadrowski JJ, Navas-Acien A, Tellez-Plaza M, Guallar E, Weaver VM, Furth SL, Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(1):75-82.

Cleveland City Council, Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, at 1 (May 2019).

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WHEREAS the adverse effects of lead exposure and poisoning are cumulative and largely permanent;

Joint State Government Commission of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Lead Exposure Risks and Responses in Pennsylvania: Report of the Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure, at 1 (April 2019).

Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children: A Renewed Call for Primary Prevention, Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (January 4, 2012),

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