Urge Your State Legislators to Support the Childhood Lead Test Act
The PA Department of Health’s Childhood Lead Surveillance Annual Report found that only that only 31% of children within the Commonwealth under the age of 2 are tested for lead- despite knowing it’s highly poisonous; that childhood exposure can cause developmental disorders; and that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Pennsylvania second for the greatest number of children poisoned by lead.
Legislation in the state house, the Childhood Lead Test Act (HB 79), will require universal blood lead level testing to address this testing gap and help us to effectively develop a comprehensive lead-poisoning prevention strategy by. Unfortunately leadership is preventing its consideration.
Act Now. Email your legislator about supporting the bill and encouraging leadership to bring it up for a vote.