Page Originally Posted: August 11, 2013
Tamara Rubin is an internationally recognized, award winning* lead-poisoning prevention advocate and documentary ﬁlmmaker. She took on the cause of childhood lead-poisoning when her own sons were poisoned by the work of a painting contractor in 2005.
Since then Tamara has created a strong web and media presence for the cause of lead-poisoning prevention, in an effort to bring this message to the world: lead poisoning was not “solved” with the 1978 ban on lead in residential paint. She is committed to educating every parent about this wholly preventable environmental illness that causes permanent brain damage in young children yet still today conservatively costs the United States more than $50.9 Billion annually!
Through her advocacy work, Tamara has personally helped thousands of families create safer homes and environments for their children.
- Tamara was honored by a consortium of federal agencies (EPA, CDC, USDA, HUD & USDoE) with the ﬁrst ever National Health Homes Hero award.
- Healthy Child Healthy World chose her as their third Mom On a Mission in October of 2011.
- She was Lifetime Television’s “Woman of the Month” for January 2012
- She was a ﬁnalist in the Jewish Community Heroes program of the Jewish Federations of North America.