Poll: Why Isn’t New Jersey Doing More to Get the Lead Out and Protect Our Kids?
The problem of children with high lead levels in their blood has improved, but the situation could be a whole lot better
More thanare still being diagnosed each year with elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to this week’s two-part report in NJ Spotlight. (More than 225,000 children have been identified with this problem since 2000.)
This is after ain 2008 require lead testing and abatement for all rental properties in the state. What’s more, the law was supposed to be funded with a special tax on paint.
The trouble is, the law may be on the books, but it has never been fully enforced. I think I speak for all New Jerseyans when I say no one wants to see our kids suffering from lead poisoning.
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