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§ 5922. Legislative findings

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: January 3, 2023

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 28B. Childhood Blood Lead Test Act
Effective: January 3, 2023
35 P.S. § 5922
§ 5922. Legislative findings
The General Assembly finds that:
(1) Lead is a naturally occurring element that is toxic to humans when ingested or inhaled.
(2) Severe lead poisoning causes convulsions, intellectual disabilities, seizures and sometimes death.
(3) Low-level exposure to lead reduces intelligence, delays cognitive growth and impairs physical development.
(4) Children who are in utero or less than seven years of age are most sensitive to lead poisoning because their brains and nervous systems are still developing.
(5) The only way to diagnose a child with an elevated blood lead level is through a blood test.
(6) The health and development of children is endangered by chipping or peeling lead-based paint or lead-contaminated dust or soil in homes and neighborhoods throughout this Commonwealth.
(7) Other sources of lead exposure can be through lead service lines for drinking water and lead solder used in drinking water lines, and lead in consumer products such as toys, foods, cosmetics and ceramics are also of concern.


2022, Nov. 3, P.L. 2135, No. 150, § 2, effective in 60 days [Jan. 3, 2023].
35 P.S. § 5922, PA ST 35 P.S. § 5922
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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