Harrisburg, April 29, 2019 — State Senator John Yudichak (D- Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after the Joint State Government Commission released the report, “Lead Exposure Risks and Responses in Pennsylvania: Report of the Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure”:    

“With the report, we are one step closer to developing a more comprehensive lead assessment and remediation strategy in Pennsylvania. It is now time for the General Assembly to come together and pass the legislative recommendations put forth by the task force so that we can protect Pennsylvanians, especially our children, from the dangers of lead exposure,” said Senator John Yudichak.

The Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure was formed after legislation sponsored by Senator Yudichak, SR 33, was approved in 2017. Senator Yudichak will be hosting a press conference on May 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center with members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure to discuss the legislative recommendations in the report.  

To read the report, please click here.