Ill. Appeals Court Says Lead-Screening Law Can Cost Parents

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court ruled Friday that a state law requiring children to undergo lead testing could force parents to incur costs for medical screenings, settling a question a group of parents had raised in a suit against chemical and paint manufacturers including Sherwin-Williams Co.

The appeals court found that the state's Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, which requires children between the ages of six months and six years old who reside within "high-risk" ZIP codes to undergo testing for lead exposure from house paint, could "cause...
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