Wolf administration calling for universal blood-lead testing for young Pennsylvania children

By Jenny Wagne, Doylestown Intelligencer

Published: September 7, 2017

In an effort to gauge the scope of lead poisoning in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf and other state officials are calling for universal testing of all children under age 2.

The governor’s office said in an announcement last week that universal testing would allow the state to learn more about who’s at risk for lead poisoning, and ensure children with elevated blood-lead levels have access to services and care. Wolf wants the Department of Health to work with the General Assembly and others to draft the necessary legislation to put a program in place.

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