Gov. Wolf launches push for mandatory lead testing in children statewide

Jill Daly | Thursday, August 29, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Tom Wolf came to Pittsburgh Thursday to shine light on his statewide initiative to tackle the serious health problem of lead exposure in young children, starting with a call for mandated blood testing throughout Pennsylvania.

Even low levels of lead have been linked to a child’s IQ and ability to pay attention, how well he or she does in school and other behavioral issues. Mr. Wolf said about 30% of children are tested in the state.

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