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Lead testing event with TFF and First Five YearsWhat is our Healthy Communities work?

In partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County and local community-based organizations in Washington state, Toxic-Free Future’s Healthy Communities work helps to increase awareness of lead hazards in local communities of color and low-income communities that are disproportionately impacted by exposures to lead in their homes and products.

What we do

Toxic-Free Future’s work helps to ensure that communities in Washington are safe and free from harmful chemicals.

Toxic-Free Future conducts testing and shares tips to avoid lead exposures at community-led events, and shares information about potential exposures to other harmful chemical classes such as PFAS, toxic flame retardants, phthalates, and bisphenols in furniture, stain and water resistance treatments, flooring, food containers, and cosmetics and personal care items.

As part of a King County lead awareness program, Toxic-Free Future conducted 17 lead testing events with 9 different community partners throughout King County from 2022 to 2023. High levels of lead were found in a variety of cookware, including pots, pans, and pressure cookers. The program found some products to contain as much as 1,624 ppm of lead, which is more than 300 times the limit that will be in place in Washington.