ERIC Number: ED339515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Lead Poisoning. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session (April 25 and July 26, 1991). Including H.R. 2840, a Bill To Amend the Public Health Service Act To Reduce Human Exposure to Lead in Residences, Schools for Young Children, and Day Care Centers, Including Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
On April 25, 1991, a hearing examined the problem of lead poisoning and reviewed the actions taken by the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies to address the problem. Many of those who gave testimony considered the actions to be inadequate. The detrimental effects of lead on human health, and especially children's health and development, were discussed. Paint and drinking water were identified as major sources of lead in the environment. On July 26, 1991, the subcommittee met again to hear testimony concerning H.R. 2840, a bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reduce human exposure to lead in residences, schools for young children, and day care centers. The text of the bill is included in the document. During the course of the two hearings, testimony and prepared statements were received from at least 26 individuals and representatives of institutions and organizations concerned about lead poisoning. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Drinking Water, Environmental Standards, Federal Regulation, Lead Poisoning, Pollution, Public Agencies, Public Health
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-113-13-4, $19.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Public Health Service Act