Sen. Hughes, Democratic Senators Call for Statewide Task Force, More Testing to Determine Extent of PA’s Lead Problem

HARRISBURG, March 23, 2016 – With 18 Pennsylvania cities testing higher than Flint, Mich., for elevated blood lead levels, and a growing chorus of evidence indicating a worsening statewide lead problem, Sen. Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Vince Hughes, several of his Senate Democratic colleagues, and state health officials today offered a focused course of action to better protect children and their families.