Sánchez Quoted in Boston Globe on Widespread Exposure to Lead

Sánchez Quoted in Boston Globe on Widespread Exposure to Lead

Low-income, minority areas seen as lead poisoning hot spots

By Globe Staff 

State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, a Democrat from Jamaica Plain, said he’s hopeful that increased attention from the crisis in Flint, Mich., will build political momentum for passage of a a bill he has sponsored that would strengthen Massachusetts lead laws.

“It’s incredible that here we are in 2016 and we’re still talking about lead,” he said.

“We have the second-oldest housing stock in the country,” Sánchez added. “And this is a problem that disproportionately impacts children from low-income and minority populations.”

“I think the problems in Flint have brought some attention to the issue, and I’m hopeful we can get this done,” he said.

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