Trump administration releases plan to tackle lead exposure in kids
Trump administration officials have rolled out a new “roadmap to reduce lead exposure” among kids in the U.S. — but some experts say it doesn’t take enough action to make a meaningful impact. The CDC says at least 4 million kids in the U.S. are exposed to high levels of lead, which can cause serious health problems. Top officials from HHS, the EPA, and HUD unveiled the plan and announced four key goals: reduce lead exposure in kids, identify kids exposed to lead and improve their health outcomes, boost research on lead exposure and health, and communicate better with stakeholders such as property owners and parents.
Meanwhile, President Trump just signed the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act into law. The measure supports federal research on premature birth and efforts to promote awareness about interventions that can prevent some instances of premature birth.