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Landlords Learn the Ropes About how to Keep a Home Safe

There's a lot to know about being a landlord, including how to keep a home safe.

On Thursday Broome County's Health Department along with the Legal Services of Central New York and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County held a landlord seminar. Topics included in the use of smoke detectors, energy efficiency, the benefits of a smoke free house as well as how to prevent lead poisoning.

Public Health Educator Sarah Walker said, "Lead that is intact is not a hazard but once lead starts to chip and peal and crack it can turn into dust and the dust is hazardous. And that could potentially poison a child which could cause permanent brain damage which is something we all want to avoid."

The County Health Department does free home lead poisoning inspections on properties where there are young children