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Governor DeWine Releases Lead Advisory Committee Final Report

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today released the Lead Advisory Committee's final report, which includes recommendations to protect Ohio’s children from lead poisoning.

“Every child deserves to live up to his or her full potential, but too many children’s opportunities and dreams are stifled by lead poisoning,” said Governor DeWine. “I'm grateful to the members of the Lead Advisory Committee for their time, expertise, and tireless efforts to protect Ohio’s children from lead poisoning.”

The advisory committee, formed in late 2019, includes a wide range of professionals from public health, medicine, housing, construction trades, and state and local governments. Members were tasked with developing recommendations to prevent and treat lead poisoning, and advise on the state’s efforts to address lead hazards.

The 21 recommendations address:

  • Education and Outreach;
  • Data Collection and Sharing;
  • Lead Hazard Control; and
  • Workforce.

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Development Services Agency, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Ohio Department of Health will now prioritize the implementation of these recommendations.