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It can be concerning to know there may be lead in your home. The organizations, programs and information listed below can help you protect your family from lead exposure. Don’t hesitate to get help and educate yourself!

Housing

CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS - GET THE LEAD OUT PROGRAM

City program that provides property owners with technical and financial assistance to remove lead hazards from their homes.
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HEALTHY HOMES COALITION OF WEST MICHIGAN

A local organization taking a holistic, multi-issue approach to keeping children’s housing safe.
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MI LEAD SAFE - WATER

Provides extensive information on lead in water, including tips for reducing lead exposure.
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MI LEAD SAFE - LEAD-BASED PAINT AND DUST

Comprehensive State of Michigan resource regarding the problem of lead-based paint hazards in
older homes.
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MI LEAD SAFE - LEAD IN SOIL

State of Michigan resource with information about how lead can be found in the soil around your home
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Renovate Lead Safe

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY INFORMATION FOR HELPING HOMEOWNERS REMODEL LEAD SAFE

A comprehensive resource for homeowners to work lead safe when remodeling or renovating their home.
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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RENOVATION, REPAIR AND PAINTING MATERIALS

Guide, pamphlet and resource downloads providing information regarding lead safe renovation, repair and painting.
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For Renters

LEGAL AID OF WESTERN MICHIGAN

Provides free legal representation to low income individuals on a range of issues including lead exposure.
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REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURES ABOUT POTENTIAL LEAD HAZARDS

For Property Owners

RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

RPOA has information, advice and resources for property owners and managers regarding home safety, regulations and more.
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REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURES ABOUT POTENTIAL LEAD HAZARDS

Water

MI LEAD SAFE WATER

State of Michigan resource with comprehensive information about water in Michigan and
water safety.
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Professional Assistance

HIRE A LEAD PROFESSIONAL

A comprehensive listing by area code of lead professionals who can help assess, abate and remediate lead hazards in homes.
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Lead-Safe Cleaning

STATE OF MICHIGAN LEAD SAFE CLEANING GUIDE

Download a PDF guide to ensure you are not spreading lead from paint chips and dust
while cleaning.
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Health Information and Resources

MICHIGAN DHHS LEAD EXPOSURE FAQ

State of Michigan information for quick reference on general lead risk and prevention. A great resource to start learning more about lead exposure risk.
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MI LEAD SAFE

The State of Michigan’s comprehensive resource on lead exposure and safety.
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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION - CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROGRAM

Official CDC resource focused on keeping kids safe from lead risk and information on the organization’s efforts to improve lead safety and outcomes.
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MEDICAID - REQUIREMENTS REGARDING BLOOD LEAD SCREENING TESTS

Information for Medicaid recipients regarding blood lead screening tests for children in the home.
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GRAND RAPIDS WATER QUALITY REPORT (2018)

The latest Grand Rapids water quality report document (PDF).
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Other / General

NATIONAL LEAD INFORMATION CENTER HOTLINE - 1 (800) 424-LEAD [5323]

Provides the general public and professionals with information about lead, lead hazards, and their prevention.
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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY - LEAD INFORMATION

Environmental Protection Agency information regarding lead, its effects, and how to keep your family safe from lead.
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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM LEAD IN YOUR HOME

Pamphlet explaining the dangers of lead in your home and how to protect your family from lead-based paint hazards.
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY - RENOVATION, REPAIR AND PAINTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

Details requirements for firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978.
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MI LEAD SAFE - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND IMPORTED GOODS

Information from the State of Michigan regarding items to avoid or dispose of.
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FDA - LEAD IN FOOD, FOODWARES, AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

U.S. Food and Drug Administration information about lesser-known sources of lead- food, foodwares,
and supplements.
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MI LEAD SAFE - JOBS AND HOBBIES

Learn how to protect yourself from lead exposure through jobs and hobbies at the State of Michigan’s Lead Safe website.
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MEDLINE PLUS LEAD INFORMATION

A comprehensive overview of lead facts and information, including scientific research, videos
and tutorials.
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