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HUD grants $93 million to clean up lead, other issues

Posted On Tue, September 20, 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave $93 million to dozens of local projects aimed to rid home of lead paint, as well as other home-centered programs.

These projects aim to protect 7,000 homes that are considered "high-risk," as well as increase awareness of home hazards and train people in lead safety. Lead specifically can do significant damage to children, and these impairments can last throughout much of their lives.

"Protecting the health and well-being of children is a top priority for HUD. We know that housing conditions directly affect the health of its occupants," said Shaun Donovan, secretary for HUD. "These grants will help communities around the nation to protect families from lead exposure and other significant health and safety hazards."

Consumers who may have lead paint or other hazards in their home may want to rid their houses of these. This type of housing issue can be particularly dangerous to people. Having solid health insurance may be a smart idea for those who have had significant exposure to such items.

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