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Agreed to Senate (09/24/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 683

Designating the week of October 19 through October 25, 2008, as “National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week”.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 24 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

Mr. Reed (for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Bond, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Levin, Mr. Biden, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Kerry, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Feingold, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Pryor, and Mr. Lautenberg) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Designating the week of October 19 through October 25, 2008, as “National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week”.

Whereas lead poisoning is one of the leading environmental health hazards facing children in the United States;

Whereas approximately 240,000 children in the United States under the age of 6 currently have harmful levels of lead in their blood;

Whereas lead poisoning may cause serious, long-term harm to children, including reduced intelligence and attention span, behavior problems, learning disabilities, and impaired growth;

Whereas children from low-income families are significantly more likely to be poisoned by lead than are children from high-income families;

Whereas children may be poisoned by lead in water, soil, housing, or consumable products;

Whereas children most often are poisoned in their homes through exposure to lead particles when lead-based paint deteriorates or is disturbed during home renovation and repainting; and

Whereas lead poisoning crosses all barriers of race, income, and geography: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) designates the week of October 19 through October 25, 2008, as “National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week”; and

(2) calls upon the people of the United States to observe National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week with appropriate programs and activities.