Kids’ health

Few things are more important than keeping kids safe and healthy. Working together, we can protect them from hidden dangers, toxic threats and unsafe products and practices.

We all work hard to make sure the young ones in our lives and communities can grow up happy and healthy. In many ways the world is safer than it has ever been for kids — but there are still way too many avoidable risks and hidden dangers that kids face every day. Together, we can better alert parents and communities about threats to kids’ health; we can ensure everyone has access to resources that will help them keep their families safe; and we can work together around commonsense solutions.

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Medical experts estimate that more than 24 million American kids are at risk of losing IQ points due to lead exposure.

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With research indicating that most states are failing to protect children from lead in schools’ drinking water, we need policies that are strong enough to “get the lead out” at schools and preschools.

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State bill to “Get the Lead Out” of schools and childcare centers passes legislative committee; one step closer to passage

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State bill to “Get the Lead Out” of schools and childcare centers passes legislative committee; one step closer to passage

BOSTON – The Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture moved the Act ensuring safe drinking water in schools (H.906/S.580) forward today, following a favorable report. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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STATEMENT: NEW WHITE HOUSE PLAN TO GET THE LEAD OUT MARKS KEY PROGRESS FOR SAFER DRINKING WATER

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STATEMENT: NEW WHITE HOUSE PLAN TO GET THE LEAD OUT MARKS KEY PROGRESS FOR SAFER DRINKING WATER

BOSTON -- The White House unveiled a new plan Thursday to prevent the lead contamination of drinking water (and reduce other exposures to lead). The Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan features unprecedented federal funding and a commitment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “to propose requirements that, along with other actions, would replace all lead service lines as quickly as feasible.” More broadly, the White House plan includes 15 actions across 10 federal agencies, allocations of relevant federal funding, and a cabinet-level partnership to reduce lead in child care centers and schools. 

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