Children's Health Month kicks off in Hunt Valley

Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 17:45:21-04

HUNT VALLEY, Md. — October is Children's Health Month and throughout the month, the EPA focuses on protecting children's health at home and at school.

On Tuesday, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler kicked off the month of awareness at the mid-atlantic lead forum in Hunt Valley where he discussed the federal lead action plan.

"Through our federal action plan to reduce childhood lead exposure, we are addressing lead on multiple fronts, including important regulatory actions and targeting our resources," said Wheeler.

Children should be tested for lead at 12 and 24 months old.