City Council Passes Legislation on Lead Testing and Reporting Requirements

The New York City Council recently passed a package of lead safety bills that’s intended to update and strengthen the city’s lead laws, setting some of the highest standards in the country. The bills include new guidelines for testing for lead in day care centers, testing for lead in water, lowering the maximum allowable levels of lead dust in apartments, and enhancing notification and reporting requirements. The package of legislation also mandates the provision of certain information to the public and outreach programming on lead exposure and city services.

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