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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.

Chronic stress, anxiety, asthma…your home could be the cause

SF Gate

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?

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