Gov. Mike DeWine made a commitment to Ohio’s children in his State of the State Address. This week he outlined a plan to combat lead poisoning.
The governor’s media release said that lead exposure is a serious preventable, environmental public health threat to children, who are exposed to deteriorating lead paint (dust) in houses and apartments built prior to 1978. Exposure to lead causes issues with genitive development, behavior, IQ, hearing and speech.
The plan recommends targeting $10 million over the next two years to implement a multi-pronged approach including testing, early intervention services and abatement measures. 3/14/2019