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Ervin, Charles, Associate Director for Policy and Program Development,

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Magnuson, Hon. Warren G., a U.S. Senator from the State of Washington.

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STATEMENTS

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Chisolm, Julian J., Jr., M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, Johns

Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., accompanied by
Mrs. Louise Burton and Mrs. Emma Haskins.--

44 Prepared statement.-

47 Duval, Merlin K., M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Af

fairs, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, accompanied by Robert E. Novick, Director, Bureau of Community Environment Management Health Services and Mental Health Administration, HEW; Peter Hutt, Assistant General Counsel, Food and Drug Administration, HEW; Roger Challop, M.D., staff pediatrician, Bureau of Community Environmental Management Health Services and Mental Health Administration, HEW

234 Prepared statement

28 Ervin, Charles, Associate Director for Policy and Program Development, ACTION

281 Finger, Harold B., Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, De

partment of Housing and Urban Development.--
Fuges, Fred, supervisor of social service, Kings County Medical Center,

Brooklyn, N.Y., accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Johnson and Mrs. Bessie
Goodwin, Parents Lead Action Group--

218 Prepared statement

221 Greenfield, Stanley M., Dr., Environmental Protection Agency, accompanied

by Dr. Vaun Newill, special assistant for Health Effects, Office of Research and Monitoring, EPA; and Dr. Kenneth Bridbord, assistant to Dr. Newill -

265 Guinee, Vincent F., M.D., director, Bureau of Lead-Poisoning Control, De

partment of Health, New York City Health Services Administration --- 210 Haley, Daniel J., president, Finnaren & Haley, Inc., Philadelphia, March 9, 1972, with enclosure..

203 Hart, Hon. William, mayor, East Orange, N.J., accompanied by David Burns, health officer..

103 Javits, Hon. Jacob J., a U.S. Senator in Congress from the State of New York

12 Kennedy, Hon Edward M., a U.S. Senator from the State of Massachusetts, on S. 3080, amendment to Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act--- 113 Prepared statement --

8-231 Larsen, Elmer C., vice president, and general manager, Coatings & Resins Division, PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., March 9, 1972

198 Magnuson, Hon. Warren G., a U.S. Senator from the State of Washington.- 284 Robinson, Philip E., executive vice president, Lead Industries Association,

accompanied by Dr. Jerome F. Cole, director, Environmental Health, LIA, and Jerome F. Smith, secretary and manager, LIA.

58 Roland, Robert A., executive vice president, National Paint & Coatings

Association; accompanied by John M. Montgomery, general counsel ; Royal A. Brown, technical director, National Paint & Coatings Association; William E. Hood, chairman of board, Industrial Coatings, Inc.; Ralph Levine, technical director, Paint Division, N. L. Industries, Inc., (Dutch Boy Paints) ; John DeGregory, president, Standard Brands Paints Co.; Daniel J. Haley, president, Finnanen & Haley, Inc., and E. C. Larsen, vice president and general manager, PPG Industries, Inc., a panel from the paint industry-

132 Ryan, Hon. William F., a Representative in Congress from the State of New York

117 Prepared statement

122 Schweiker, Hon. Richard S., a U.S. Senator from the State of Pennsylvania

11 Prepared statement

11 Singleton, Veronica, Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organization--

214 Stein, Jonathan, Community Legal Services, Philadelphia-

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Articles, publications, etc. :

"A Control Strategy for Lead in Paint,” an in-house technical report,

by K. Bridbord, C. Shy, D. Hammer, H. Goldberg, V. Newell, and W.
Nelson, Division, Health Effects Research, Environmental Protec-

tion Agency, North Carolina, January 18, 1972_.
Committee members on the Department of Health, Education, and Wel-

fare Intradepartmental Committee for implementing the Lead-Based

Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (Public Law 91-695) -
"Lead Poisoning in Children,” reprinted for distribution with the bul-

letin, "Facts About Lead and Pediatrics," Lead Industrites Asoscia-
tion, Inc., Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y., by Jane S. Lin-Fu, M.D.,
F.A.A.P., pediatric consultant, U.S. Department of Health, Educa-

tion, and Welfare_.
“Maximum Daily Intake of Lead Without Excessive Body Lead-Bur-

den in Children," reprinted from the American Journal of Diseases
of Children, October 1971, vol. 122, by Barry G. King, Ph. D.,

Cincinnati
"The Silent Killer,” a proposal for production of a half-hour docu-

mentary on childhood lead poisoning, by the Parents Lead Action

Group, Brooklyn, N.Y--Communications to :

Barrett, Hon. William A., a U.S. Congressman from the State of Penn

sylvania, from: Hollis S. Ingraham, M.D., commissioner of health,

Department of Health, State of New York, March 17, 1972-----
Beall, Hon. J. Glenn, Jr., a U.S. Senator in Congress from the State of
Maryland, from:
Davis, Braith H., chairman of the board, Conchemco, Inc., Balti-

more, Md., March 1, 1972.
Feinberg, Harry, president, Duron Paint Manufacturing Co., Inc.,

March 3, 1973-
Kennedy, Hon. Edward M., a U.S. Senator in Congress from the State
of Massachusetts, from:
Baldwin, Colin E., chairman of the board, the Sherman-Williams

Co., Cleveland, Ohio, March 2, 1972_.
Cahn, Camper Jean, director, Urban Law Institute of Antioch

College, Washington, D.C., March 3, 1973, with enclosure--
Finger, Harold B., Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing

and Urban Development, March 14, 1972--
Heckert, R. E., vice president and general manager, E. I. du Pont

de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del., March 2, 1972.
Howard, Ernest B., M.D., executive vice president, American

Medical Association, Chicago, Ill., March 23, 1972_-
Paris, Ned F., president, National Association of Blue Shield

Plans, Chicago, Ill., March 13, 1972--
Magnuson, Hon. Warren G., a U.S. Senator in Congress from the State
of Washington, from :
Cowman, E. A., president-board member NP&CA, Cowman-Camp

bell Paint Co., April 4, 1972----
Martin, George, vice president, Parker Paint Manufacturing Co.,

Inc., Tacoma, Wash., March 23, 1972---
McGrath, Dennis J., M.D., assistant for medical review, Division of

Chemical Hazards, Bureau of Product Safety, Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare, from: Carlos B. Zilveti, M.D., M.P.H.,
director, maternal and child health, Department of Health, New

Haven, Conn., with enclosures, February 11, 1972-----
Packwood, Hon. Robert, a U.S. Senator in Congress from the State

of Oregon, from: William L. Stafford, purchasing manager, Glidden

Durkee Division of SCM, Portland, Oreg., March 2, 1972_
Parker, Carey, legislative assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy,

from: James C. Bryant, Jr., manager of public relations, Glidden

Durkee Division of SCM Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, March 3, 1972---
Pell, Hon. Claiborne, a U.S. Senator in Congress from the State of

Rhode Island, from: Harry J. Main, president, M & M Paint Manu-
facturing Co. Pawtucket, R.I., March 2. 1972_-
Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, U.S. Senate, from:
Wesley P. Pollitt, vice president-secretary, Sapolin Paints, Inc.,
New York, N.Y., March 7, 1972---

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Illustrations :

Photo No. 1-Patient: Dawn D. Companion window to that on

photograph No. 2_Photo No. 2—Patient: Dawn D. Photograph taken December 8, 1970.

Health Department stated repairs complete December 20, 1970Photo No. 3—Patient: Anthony D. Photograph taken January 18, 1972.

Health Department stated that repairs had been made November 18,

1971 Photo No. 4Patient: Anthony D. Photograph taken January 18, 1972.

Health Department stated repairs had been made November 18,

1972 Photo No. 5 Patient: Anthony D. Sibling's bedroom. Assumed no lead

found. Photograph taken January 18, 1972-Selected tables :

Estimated current average direct medical costs to 45 children, based

on 1970 basic hospital rates in Baltimore, Md.Table-PHS research grants, active in fiscal year 1971, related to lead

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poisoning Results of analysis for lead in paint NBS—preliminary survey

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APPENDICES

I. Text of S. 3080, as reported to Senate..

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II. Report 92–852, accompanying S. 3080---

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LEAD BASED PAINT POISONING AMENDMENTS OF 1972

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1972

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 4200, New Senate Office Building, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding:

Present: Senators Kennedy, Hughes, Dominick, and Schweiker.

Staff members present: Le Roy G. Goldman, professional staff member, and Jay B. Čutler, minority counsel.

Senator KENNEDY. The subcommittee will come to order.

I am pleased to open hearings by the Subcommittee on Health this morning, on the amendment to the Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.

The bill before the committee, S. 3080, was introduced on January 26, 1972, and has received the support of 31 Senators-eight Republicans and 23 Democrats.

The bill's principal purpose is to authorize the continuation of federally supported lead based paint poisoning programs that were initiated with the enactment of Public Law 91-695, in January 1971.

Similar legislation for the continuation of these programs has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman William Ryan of New York. In addition, I understand that Congressman William Barrett, chairman of the Housing Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, is also developing legislation for continuing the Federal support of lead based paint poisoning programs.

I am deeply concerned about the need to provide support in the battle against this tragic disease. Lead based paint poisoning strikes thousands of American children each year, primarily because our society has refused to take the steps needed to end the damage caused by this hazard.

The bill before the committee authorizes $50 million for a Federal attack on this problem.

The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare is authorized $45 million for screening, testing, and education programs. And the Department of Housing and Urban Development is authorized $5 million for continuing to research and develop the most efficient and effective procedures for covering up exposed surfaces in residences that have been covered with lead based paint.

A second and vitally critical aspect of the legislation is to seek protection against lead based paint poisoning for future generations of American children.

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The amendment to the Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act that I introduced last January strictly limits the allowable amounts of lead contained in paints used on interior residential surfaces and on those exterior surfaces readily accessible to children. Under current law, such paints may not contain more than 1 percent lead by weight. The pending bill requires manufacturers of those paints to limit the lead content to no more than 0.06 percent lead by weight.

It is hoped that the new limit will begin to insure the removal of the hazards of lead paint poisoning from the list of maladies that threaten the Nation's 11 million pre-school-age children.

The third feature of my bill authorizes State health agencies to operate centralized laboratory facilities to analyze and detect lead in samples of paint and in samples of blood drawn from suspected victims.

At this point I order a copy of S. 3080 and the public law establishing this program printed in the record.

(A copy of S. 3080 and Public Law 91-695 follows:)

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