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In Connecticut, Lead Poisoning Is More Common Than You Think

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If you own or rent a home that is older than 1978, you have to assume there is some lead in it. Lead is not be used in paint anymore, but the lead that exists in older homes can still be dangerous.

This hour, we talk about lead poisoning and the risks it poses to children. Coming up, we hear what homeowners and renters need to know about lead in their homes.

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  • Jenifer Frank  - freelance writer associated with Connecticut Health Investigative Team
  • Casey Merrill - Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Elizabeth Benton - a mother from West Hartford
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