Michigan Lead Poisoning
September 29, 2003
GRAND RAPIDS-The city of Grand Rapids received five million dollars in grant money from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development today, and plans to use the money to fight lead poisoning in area children.
Grand Rapids contains three blocks with the highest lead infections
in the state, and several other neighborhoods in the city are ranked
among the most dangerous. Up to 40% of the children tested in these
areas have high levels of lead in their blood. A grant for three million
dollars will focus on the neighborhoods most affected by lead poisoning,
while another grant, for two million dollars, will be used to rid 50
homes and 130 rentals throughout the city of lead.
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