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Lead Paint in Vermont's Housing

10/17/07 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Old window sills are cited as culprits in lead exposure.
A ban on lead paint was passed in 1978, with public health officials citing it as a cause of significant developmental problems and even death in children. Nearly 30 years later, the consequences of lead exposure are more serious than previously known, but Vermont is still dealing with lead paint in the state's old housing stock. We talk with Assistant Attorney General Wendy Morgan about enforcement of lead paint laws, and we hear why rental unit owners have can have a difficult time combating the problem.

Also in the program, political reporter John Gregg from the Valley News gives us an update on the New Hampshire primary and the state's intention of remaining the first-in-the-nation presidential contest. And we continue our series of audio postcards from Vermont towns with a visit to Jericho.

Related Links

Lead Safe Vermont Vermont Apartment Owners Association Vermont Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program Vermont Department of Health lead resources
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