Lead Removal From Homes

9 years 6 months 19 hours ago October 23, 2007 Oct 23, 2007 Tuesday, October 23 2007 Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:41:14 AM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Saint Louis University researchers will use a half-million-dollar grant to help get lead out of homes in the city. The grant to the university's Environmental Research Health Laboratory cesom from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be used to develop and lead a strategy to help the city determine which properties should be targeted for removing lead. University officials say the city currently removes lead from homes where children are found to have elevated levels. The goal of the new program is to remove lead before children become ill. High blood-lead levels can cause a variety of health and developmental problems for children.

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