Children in Boyle Heights at risk due to lead in soil: Environmental Injustice
Can you imagine forbidding your children to play in their yard due to poisons in the soil that could damage their brains? Or knowing that if you do allow the kids to play outside, they would likely suffer from learning disabilities or lower IQ? Of course not.
Yet, that is the life that the residents of 7,500 properties in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.