Proposed Law Would Require All California Children To Be Screened For Lead

Growing national concern about lead poisoning in children has prompted a California lawmaker to introduce legislation to ensure that all of the state’s kids are tested for the toxic metal.

The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), would change the state’s Health and Safety Code to require testing for all children ages 6 months to 6 years.

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Assemblymember Quirk honors community activist Moina Shaiq at the 2017 Woman of the Year celebration.

Assemblymember Quirk Introduces Bill to Expand the Use of Potable Reuse in California

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AB 574, co-sponsored by California Coastkeeper Alliance and WateReuse California, to push the state to develop regulations in a timely manner that will result in a more sustainable and safe water supply.