Flint to receive grant to protect against lead exposure

FLINT, Mich.—The City of Flint, Michigan will receive a grant to protect children and families from exposure to lead.

Congressman Dan Kildee announced on Wednesday that the Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant will fund a program to identify and remove lead-based paint hazards in Flint homes.

The $2,299,437 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will also be used to train residents and businesses on lead hazard control.

Many homes in Flint were built prior to 1979, the year that the federal government banned consumers from using lead-containing paint.

Lead exposure can harm human health, particularly children under the age of six.

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