Children all across Pennsylvania are at risk of lead exposure through old housing units constructed with lead paint and aging infrastructure potentially leaching lead into drinking water. That exposure can cause developmental disorders, including lowered IQs and violent behavior.
Yet the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s “Childhood Lead Surveillance Annual Report” found that only 31% of Pennsylvania children under the age of 2 are tested for lead. Legislation (SB 522) to address this testing gap passed the State Senate and was referred to the State House. It's important that your legislators hear from you!
Email your State Rep TODAY about supporting this important bill.