HUD Marks National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Approximately 3.6 million families have young children who live in homes contaminated with lead-based paint hazards. Children of low-income families living in older unassisted housing face the greatest risk of lead poisoning.

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