Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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March 3, 2022

Senator Anwar Issues Statement Following Governor Lamont proposal to Reduce Lead Piping

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) released the following statement responding to Governor Ned Lamont’s proposal, announced March 3, focused on strengthening Connecticut’s standards on childhood lead poisoning and protecting the health of younger generations:

“I welcome this effort by the Governor,” said Sen. Anwar. “There are children who can be impacted permanently by high lead levels, impacting their ability to perform in school and subsequently having lower IQs. In the past, when lead pipes were used, we were unaware of the long-term implications; having funding available to try to address this to protect our current and next generations from the risks is a very meaningful investment.”