Get the Lead out of Your Home: Where to Find Help
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Amy Barczy is a brand journalist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and writes for AHealthierMichigan.org and MIBluesPerspectives.com. Prior to joining Blue Cross, she was a statewide news reporter for MLive.com. She has a decade of storytelling experience in local news media markets including Lansing, Grand Rapids, Holland, Ann Arbor and Port Huron.
- Find out the year your home was built using your local library or city tax office.
- Search for a rental housing or daycare property in Michigan’s Lead Information Registry to see if lead issues have been addressed (this database begins with work completed in 2015).
- If you’re a homeowner, hire a certified professional to test and safely remove lead from your home.
- If you’re renting, check your lease to ensure you signed a lead-based paint disclosure with your landlord, and check with the city’s building department to see if your property is in compliance.
- Apply for the state of Michigan’s Lead Safe Home Program
- Find a local program on the state’s list of local lead hazard control services
- Contact your county’s health department
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