About UPAL National
UPAL National is an organization of and for parents
of Lead Poisoned Children working to end the continuing
threat of lead poisoning through education, advocacy,
resource referral and legislative action.
National is committed first and foremost to ensuring
the basic right of all children to live in a safe and
healthy environment. We assist
parents in organizing chapters in states and local
Call your nearest UPAL
chapter to get answers and referrals concerning any
questions you have about lead poisoning. Our children
need you and your voice.
If you have any questions, comments or
suggestions concerning lead poisoning and other
environmental health issues, please
MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
The History of UPAL National
United Parents Against Lead (UPAL National)
is a national networking organization of and for parents
of lead poisoned children working to end the continuing
threat of lead poisoning and other environmental hazards
- resource referral.
Founded in 1994, UPAL National is committed first and
foremost to ensuring the basic rights of all children to
live in a safe and healthy environment. United by our
experiences and commitment to children, we know
firsthand the effects of lead poisoning and irreparable
damage and suffering caused by this preventable disease.
Parents have a responsibility to bring children's
voices and experiences into the national dialogue and
remind participants that children's health and safety is
ultimately everyone's responsibility. UPAL National
assists parents in organizing chapters in states and
local communities. We are dedicated to assisting
families and communities affected by environmental
hazards. UPAL National promotes proactive steps to
prevent children's exposure to lead instead of parents
"learning after the fact". UPAL National wants to ensure
that other families do not needlessly repeat our
experiences. Lead poisoning transcends all barriers.
Without regards to racial origin, socioeconomic level,
whether living in the suburbs, inner cities or rural
communities, parents need information that will empower
them to make informed decisions.