Cleveland tackles lead issue affecting children in county - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland tackles lead issue affecting children in county

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

There is a growing concern in our area about lead paint in homes and the problem with childhood lead poisoning.

Cleveland City Council's Health and Human Services Committee is holding a special meeting to discuss the issue at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

Last week, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health said lead poisoning was the most significant pediatric disease affecting children in the county. The most common way children are poisoned is through lead paint or dust from lead paint in homes, specifically those homes built before 1978.

Keep it tuned to Cleveland 19 for the latest developments on Thursday's committee meeting.

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