Lead & Environmental Hazards Association

The Lead and Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA) is a national, non-profit organization committed to advancing our nation’s efforts to eliminate lead paint poisoning and other public health and environmental hazards faced by both children and adults, especially in homes, schools and other buildings where hazards are most severe. We improve opportunities for advancing lead inspection, risk assessment, abatement and many other initiatives by conducting educational programs, research, policy evaluation, outreach to decisionmakers and business activities.

LEHA’s purpose is to:

  • Provide forums for the exchange of state-of-the-art information on lead-based paint detection, hazard control and abatement methods through conferences, meetings and publications;
  • Initiate activities for the training, accreditation and recognition of lead-based paint industry practitioners, including community and parent groups, local health and housing departments, government and many others;
  • Promote legislative, regulatory, philanthropic, and private efforts to enhance professional lead-based paint detection, abatement and worker health and safety practices;
  • Develop a multi-year, long-range plan to inform rational, comprehensive approaches to solving the complex lead-based paint problem and other healthy housing, public health and environmental issues.

Since its inception in 1991, LEHA has grown into an organization of hundreds of individuals, organizations and companies that represent a cross-section of the lead-based paint and healthy housing field, including contractors, consultants, testing companies, training organizations, laboratories, community groups, housing and health and environmental officials, facility managers, and lead hazard control program administrators.

Join us! Your membership support and involvement strengthens our voice and provides many benefits to enhance your work. Your dues are tax-deductible and may be an allowable grantee training expense.

LEHA’s formal letter to the EPA on the Agency’s proposed lead dust standards:

The Lead and Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA) has serious reservations about the unintended consequences of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule. A fundamental component of our work is effectively planning and communicating risk-response action strategies to families, property managers, healthcare professionals, regulators, and others. As professionals, we are concerned that the proposal is unworkable and will drastically impede the nation’s ability to conduct lead paint abatement, interim controls, and other remediation, leaving thousands of children at greater risk needlessly.

Continue Reading the Formal Comment Letter here.