My friend Tamara Rubin has made a film about childhood lead poisoning in an attempt to educate the world about this entirely preventable environmental illness that costs the United States more than $50.9 Billion annually. Educating parents is the best way to stop the poisoning of our nation's children in this way. Lead poisoning causes permanent brain damage.
This issue is a personal one for Tamara as her own sons were poisoned when an uncertified contractor used an open flame torch to remove the old lead paint from the exterior of her home and her babies inhaled the fumes and were instantly poisoned.
This petition is simply a fun way for us to request that you watch the trailer to her film: MisLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic. The trailer can be seen on Change.org and at the link below. Her film (a project of the 501(c)3 nonprofit she founded - the Lead Safe America Foundation) is almost done - more than 700 people have contributed or participated in some way to bring this film to where it is. The petition truly speaks for itself - the more than 50 comments (so far 5/29) include stories from signers who are advocates and parents and granparents of lead-poisoned children - these stories and comments are incredibly compelling and definitely worth reading.
The film features Tamara's personal story along with the stories of families across the country whose children have been poisoned by lead in their homes. It also includes interviews with top medical, science, education, history & political experts around the country - including interviews with Noam Chomsky, Philip Shabecoff, Phil Landrigan, Bruce Lanphear, David Rosner, Jerry Markowitz, Rebecca Morley, Nse Obot Witherspoon & many others.
With your influence and following Oprah, you can make the difference and help get this message out there, educating parents everywhere and protecting millions of children - now and for generations to come.
After you watch the trailer Oprah, please contact Tamara. She would love to make arrangements to meet with you and share the current rough-cut of the film with you and your team. Thank you.
The trailer can be seen at http://www.LeadSafeAmerica.org
Tamara can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 415-609-3182. Or by mail at Lead Safe America, P.O. Box 820044, Portland, OR 97282.