CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - City officials announced a lead-safe solution regarding the toxic exposure throughout Cleveland.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Council President Kevin Kelley, and other city business leaders introduced the coalition during a press conference on Tuesday morning.
Lead poisoning is the most common chronic poisoning and environmental illness in the United States, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Exposure can lead to brain and nervous system disabilities, delayed growth, and hearing problems.
The Cleveland Lead Advocated for Safe Housing says 4,500 children have been poisoned by lead since 2015.
Currently, the city of Cleveland’s Department of Public Health maintains its own lead poisoning prevention program.