In our video, the main topic of focus was environmental justice and how littering has it’s effect on the community. We acknowledged littering as a problem in society and gave a lesson on what littering does to a city, specifically the inter-cities vs. suburban areas. We chose this topic because we feel as though litter isn’t taken as seriously as it should be, and the effect it has on communities is much bigger than it’s currently made out to be.
There is severe lead poisoning in Philadelphia and it’s most common in children. The city doesn't have enough money to curve every child that has lead poisoning so they are the only concern for the ones that have a level 10 of lead poisoning. I think that not caring the children that have low levels of lead is very dangerous if it is not treated when it first starts then when it gets worst. So I think they should balance out helping the children with low and high levels of lead poisoning. I think they should find a way that parents can prevent lead poison from their homes.
In the city of Philadelphia, there is a critical situation happening below the citizens nose. in the article “City ignores thousands of poison kids” talks about the Dangers lurking Within our drinking water. This is something that hasn't been report it lately. This is a problem that no one really knows about. Just a couple months ago and Flint Michigan there was a spike in lead with in the drinking water. The water was contaminated so bad that they were forced to find a new and healthier water system to drink from. it was all over the news and everyone know about it. But as I said earlier that's not the case with Philadelphia. Philadelphia is one of the top cities in the country that deals with children being poisoned with blood. 2700 kids were diagnosed with high levels of lead end the past year. There are groups that are trying to help the situation but with the 3 million dollar cut In federal funding and the nine million dollar cut in the programs plus possessions that had to be cut it hasn't been easy.
After both reading the Toxic city article and completing this infographic one that really surprised me is that I never heard of the high toxic levels or the lead poising concerns after living in Philadelphia for over 17 years. I was very shocked when I found this out and this just made me more aware and geared me to stay active on whats going on in my community.
What stood out to me from learning about this topic is how late I am learning about this? Why did it need a 5 or 6 years old go through what he went through because of lead poisoning in order for a message to be sent because of lead poisoning? This article is a pretty interesting article that has a great message behind it. What also stood out to me is how high the lead rates are in a certain area in Philadelphia.