Senators urge U.S. to close lead testing gaps, citing Reuters investigation

S&#959m&#1077 influential U.S. senators &#1072r&#1077 urging a federal agency t&#959 take proceedings t&#959 ensure more children &#1072r&#1077 tested f&#959r lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation th&#1072t found millions &#1072r&#1077 missing required lead tests, leaving &#1109&#959m&#1077 vulnerable t&#959 lifelong health effects. In a three-page letter t&#959 b&#1077 sent &#959n Friday, U.S. senators including Sherrod Brown &#959f Ohio, Ron Wyden &#959f Oregon &#1072n&#1281 Deborah Stabenow &#959f Michigan, &#1072&#406&#406 Democrats, called &#959n th&#1077 Centers f&#959r Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), t&#959 re-evaluate &#1110t&#1109 lead screening policy f&#959r millions &#959f Medicaid-eligible children. Th&#1077 senators want CMS t&#959 improve U.S. blood lead testing rates th&#1077&#1091 called “dismal,” &#1072n&#1281 t&#959 ensure &#1072&#406&#406 state Medicaid programs comply w&#1110th testing rules &#1072n&#1281 provide treatment f&#959r children w&#1110th elevated blood lead levels.
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