In celebration of National Healthy Homes Month, HUD announced the Protect Our Kids! Campaign, which is “focused on protecting current and future generations of children from exposure to lead-based paint hazards in older homes.” At a housing and health symposium at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Secretary Carson detailed the campaign’s goals of requiring landlords and sellers of older homes to fulfill their responsibilities of disclosing lead-based paint hazards, in addition to working to ensure all federally assisted homes are lead-safe. HUD has also developed a toolkit that provides tips for preventing and testing lead poisoning. Lead-based paint presents a serious health threat, especially to young children, who can experience damage to the brain and other vital organs when lead is absorbed into the body.
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