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Critics: MI lead remediation underfunded

GR lead abatement program home photo
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Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan
This Grand Rapids home was included in the 'Get the Lead Out!' home repair program.

We hear from two critics of the state’s efforts to remediate dangerous lead levels in homes. They say Michigan should roughly quadruple spending on a remediation program in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The Flint water crisis has reminded millions of people around the world of the danger of lead exposure. A coalition of groups working to make more Michigan homes lead-safe is criticizing state lawmakers for not budgeting more money toward the effort. They say the bill awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature includes  about a quarter of what should be in the budget.

Current State talks with Tina Reynolds, health policy director for the Michigan Environmental Council, and Paul Haan, executive director of the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan.  He joins us from Grand Rapids. They are both members of the Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes (MIALSH).

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