‘The risks of lead exposure run broad and deep.’ Gov. Murphy signs lead poisoning prevention bills into law

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced new protective measures to keep families in New Jersey safe from lead poisoning.

News 12 Staff

Jul 22, 2021, 4:11 PM

Updated 996 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy has announced new protective measures to keep families in New Jersey safe from lead poisoning.  
The governor signed a package this morning in Bloomfield of lead poisoning prevention bills into law.
Murphy says the work comes on the heels of the replacement of hundreds of such lines in Newark, adding towns all over New Jersey will benefit from this legislation.  
“In a state where two thirds of our total housing stock pre-dates 1980, the risks of lead exposure run broad and deep.”
Among the benefits of the new laws, replacing every lead water service line in the state over the next 10 years and regular inspection and remediation for lead paint in rental properties, as well as an educational component, so renters know their rights. 
Over 200 lead service lines in Bloomfield have been replaced, with another 1,000 expected to be replaced in the next three to five years.  


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