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$3.2 Million for Broome County to Remove Lead Paint
Monday, August 24, 2015 6:39 PM EDT
$3.2 million is on the way to Broome County to help the health department remove lead from homes.
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding Monday.
The money will be used to address lead hazards in 155 housing units.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lead is much more harmful to children than adults because it can affect children’s developing nerves and brains.
Lead-based paint on the walls of homes often erodes and settles on children’s toys on the floor, falling into the hands and mouths of children.