Schubert Center’s Gabriella Celeste issues joint statement on Ohio governor’s support of lead poisoning prevention

Gabriella Celeste, policy director at the Schubert Center for Child Studies, and Tim Johnson, policy advocate at the Ohio Poverty Law Center—and co-chairs of the Ohio Lead-Free Kids Coalition (OLFKC), issued a statement in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s continued budgetary support of lead poisoning prevention in the FY22-23 Executive Budget. 

The governor has made the health and safety of children one of his highest priorities and OLFKC is grateful to see the budget continues to reflect this dedication. The budget builds on the governor’s previous investments while also taking bold new steps to protect Ohio children by increasing funds to abate lead hazards, ensuring lead-safe work practices and supporting local innovation to prevent child lead exposure.

Read their statement (PDF).