About Us

EHW is Ohio’s longest standing environmental justice organization. EHW started in the early 1980s in response to the ever-changing and prevalent health hazards in homes in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland. EHW provides education, advocacy, and direct service to families while also working alongside policy makers to spotlight and confront critical environmental health issues.


& Training

Sustainable Communities

The Poison in our Walls

Presently, exposure to lead hazards is discovered only after children have been poisoned by lead. This is intolerable.  EHW believes that no child should be exposed to toxic dust, soil and/or paint lead hazards, and that the community must take immediate, comprehensive steps to protect all children, particularly under age 6.