Jackson city officials to hold public forum on lead risk management

Courtesy: AP

JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) – New numbers show children in Jackson have the second highest blood lead levels in the state.

City officials will outline a plan to bring those numbers down on Wednesday.

Jackson has met EPA standards for lead in its water every year since 1992 so officials think lead paint is the source of the problem.

What city officials in Jackson are proposing is based on a working program in Detroit that would require landlords to conduct lead risk management assessments with a certified inspector and that would be for all properties built before 1978.

You’re invited to hear the city’s plan at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ella Sharp Museum on Fourth Street.

State officials advise if you think your home may contain lead paint do not try to remove it yourself and talk to your doctor about getting your family checked out.

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