5,000 Children Lead Poisoned Across Michigan.

 

Lead in the water in Flint has awoken the sleeping giant of childhood lead poisoning. Prior to Flint, the people of Michigan grew comfortable with slowly decreasing rates of childhood lead poisoning.

Did you know that each year more than 5,000 children are lead poisoned across the state of Michigan, the vast majority by hazardous lead paint in their homes.


Taking Control (with a little support)

I recently received a call from Erica, a mother that my co-worker Courtney and I had worked with in the summer of 2014.

When Healthy Homes began working with Erica, she was renting a home where the landlord had not been using lead-safe work practices to repair the siding. That work created toxic lead dust where her twin toddlers would play.


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