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Jackson Fights Lead Hazards in Homes With New Program

Jackson Free Press

Some older Jackson homes with lead-based paint could get a little safer, especially for children, under a new program City leaders announced Monday.

#Residents with houses built before 1978 can have their homes tested for lead-based paint, which is known to cause serious health issues, and remedied if necessary under the new Lead Safe Housing Program. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development donated $1.3 million to fund the program.

EPA Honors Efforts of Rhode Island Asthma Control Program During Asthma Awareness Month

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized the Rhode Island Department of Health as one of only three national winners of the 2019 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. Each year during Asthma Awareness Month, EPA honors programs delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services to improve the lives of children and families with asthma.

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