posted on March 23, 2012 21:30
The City of Rochester will receive $3-million to remove hazardous lead from homes.
Funding will be used to evaluate how much lead is in the houses and remove any unwanted lead, as-well as educate the community about the dangers of lead.
Lead is a potent neurotoxin that has been known to cause permanent learning disabilities, especially in children.
The funding came from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Program.
Senator Charles Schumer is backing the lead reducing effort. He said it’s crucial to eliminate lead in homes to protect children from lead poisoning.