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.
Legislation to rid Maryland schools of lead-contaminated water passed in General Assembly in weakened form
The Baltimore Sun
Legislation aimed at removing lead-contaminated water from hundreds of school fountains passed unanimously on the General Assembly’s final day this week — but in weakened form.
You know those days. The air conditioner dies and you’re a sweaty grouch until the repairman arrives. Imagine your mood if you had to live in that mess all summer? Or what if you had to breathe exhaust from the freeway outside your window every day? Or wonder whether your kindergartener will get caught in gang-shooting crossfire?
Members of Congress are working on a legislative fix to reduce carbon monoxide hazards after an NBC News investigation revealed that detectors are not required in federally subsidized housing.