Michigan seeks to educate about possible home lead sources
LANSING, MI (AP)-- Michigan health officials have launched a new statewide awareness campaign to educate people about possible sources of lead at their homes.
The state Department of Health and Human Services says the goal of the campaign is to educate people about potential hazards in paint, dust, water and soil at older homes, as well as and how to mitigate, reduce or eliminate lead exposure. The campaign includes ads on social media and other places online.
A new website includes information and community resources.
The campaign comes as Michigan officials are raising public awareness of tougher sampling rules they expect to result in more drinking water systems exceeding limits for lead, a byproduct of new regulations enacted after Flint's water crisis. The toxic metal leached into Flint taps in 2014 and 2015.