California Fails to Test 1.4 Million Children for Potential Lead Poisoning

A recent report by the California State Auditor revealed lead poisoning remains a big threat to children. It said California is failing when it comes to testing children who are most at risk.

Lead poisoning is known as the silent epidemic. There are typically no symptoms and it can cause irreversible damage to a child’s developing brain.

A startling number of kids are slipping through the cracks when it comes to testing, according to statistics released in the report.