HUD Program to Protect Children from Lead

Department of Housing and Urban Development announces a $105 million program to help communities protect children from the dangers of lead.

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August 30, 2000, 6:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced acomprehensive multimillion dollar program to further help communities protect children from the dangers of lead poisoning. HUD will provide $84 million to conduct lead testing in federally funded, low-income housing and more than $20 million to train additional inspectors and other workers, including maintenance and renovation specialists, to carry out HUD's new lead safety regulations that take effect on September 15.Lead poses a serious health risk, particularly to children, and can cause permanent damage to the brain and other organs. In the U.S., nearly a million children under the age of six suffer from lead poisoning. Children from low-income families are five times more likely to suffer from lead poisoning and minority children are disproportionately affected.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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