Sen. Blumenthal highlights federal funds to prevent lead paint poisoning

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Nearly $3 million in federal funding will held protect Connecticut families in Naugatuck Valley from lead paint poisoning. This are has more homes that used lead-based paint.

Lead paint is commonly found in homes built before 1978. You can usually see it chipping and peeling on walls and around windows. People can easily be exposed to it when they touch it and get the dust on their hands or inhale it.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal told us what the money will be used for.

“This $2.9 million will go to renovate homes, make them lead free, save children from the devastating effects of lead that can impede in their neurological development stop them from learning as they should,” said Blumenthal.

The grant money will help address lead hazards in 118 homes.

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