"EPA Unveils Strategy For Reducing Lead Exposure"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced a revised strategy for reducing lead exposure, with a focus on communities that have had a disproportionate amount.

The draft plan would focus on identifying communities with especially high levels of both lead exposure and blood lead levels. The agency would next develop national standards and guidance to address those exposures and enforce existing regulations.

Broader goals of reducing community exposures will specifically target several particularly vulnerable situations, such as homes where young children may be exposed to lead paint, drinking water that may contain some level of lead and soil that may contain hazardous amounts of lead."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill October 28, 2021.


"Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure" (EPA)

"US Lowers Cutoff For Lead Poisoning In Young Kids" (AP)

"Biden To Unveil Lead Strategy That Triggered Trump Turmoil" (E&E News)

Source: The Hill, 10/29/2021