Fact Sheet: Current federal legislation on child lead poisoning in the U.S.

SeLeadFactSheetCoververal proposals before Congress have been introduced recently to address the nation's widespread child lead poisoning epidemic following the tragic public health disaster in Flint, Mich.

Some proposals would provide funding to replace lead pipes in contaminated water systems, establish mandatory testing and reporting of lead levels, and update federal law to require local governments to notify the public of lead in their water system. Other proposals would help schools and childcare centers test their drinking water for lead by establishing a new grant program.

The First Focus Campaign for Children strongly urges legislators to consider these and all other common-sense proposals that protect children in American from lead poisoning in their homes, schools, and natural environment.

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