Javonte Tubbs, a lifelong Grand Rapidian, recently had repairs on his home completed by the Get the Lead Out program to get rid of lead hazards, and he would recommend to anyone considering it.
The Healthy Homes Coalition is a proud partner of the Get the Lead Out! program. More than 1,350 homes have had lead hazards abated through this financial assistance program. Click here to learn more.
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Lead poisoning in children is an unfortunate and pervasive standard across the United States. Affected children can be found easily within any major city, any state, any region. 3,810 neighborhood areas have recorded childhood lead poisoning rates at least double those found across Flint, Michigan, including our own in Grand Rapids.
The responsibility of dealing with lead is a tricky, complex problem without a single answer. But, WZZM’s continued coverage this week is a reminder of the simple truth: the kids in the community are still being hurt, and it isn’t their fault.
So, what can you do about it?
Coalition of West Michigan
Our mission is to improve children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions. We achieve that mission through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.
Common pests can be more than just annoying. They can also be health hazards. Cockroaches, mice, and rats – in addition to the chemicals we use to control them – can contaminate the air in our homes and trigger asthma and allergy attacks. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic method of pest control that addresses serious pest infestations and prevents pests from getting out of control in the first place. The Healthy Homes Coalition can help families control pests to prevent asthma attacks and help with allergies.