Michigan Considering Requiring Lead Screening Of All Young Children

Michigan is looking into requiring all infants and toddlers be tested for lead.

It’s all because of Flint’s water crisis.

This comes as a proactive step to control children’s exposure to the neurotoxin.

A state board suggests screening all children for lead by the time they turn one, and again between ages two and three.

Right now, lead testing is only required for low-income kids in the Medicaid or WIC programs.

When Flint switched its water source to the Flint River it was untreated, and leached lead out of the aging pipes.