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Lead Free MV

PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE TO LOW-TO-MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN THE CITY OF UTICA TO REDUCE THE RISK OF LEAD HAZARDS IN THE HOME. THESE PROGRAMS ARE A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF UTICA AND LEAD-FREE MV COALITION MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS.

Lead poisoning is a serious health problem for young children - especially children under the age of 6. Even children who appear healthy may have high levels of lead. You cannot tell if a child has lead poisoning unless you have your child tested.

You may have lead in the dust, paint or soil in and around your house or apartment. Ordinary dust or dirt may contain lead. Most homes built before 1978 contain lead paint. It is important that you identify lead hazards in your property in order to keep your family and tenants healthy and safe.

If you qualify, local programs can assist you with:

  • Identifying lead hazards in your home.
  • Referral services for lead testing your children.
  • Reducing lead hazards in your home.
  • Referrals to other programs and services for assistance in addressing lead hazards.

Local Resources

The Oneida County Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs are supported by the NY State Department of Health including primary and secondary prevention activities in the City of Utica.

www.ocgov.net/oneida/envhealth/childlead

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program (CLPPPP) can assist City of Utica residents with education and testing. Call (315) 736-3394 x 228 to learn about available services.

www.cceoneida.com/lead

West Utica Healthy Housing Pilot Project is a partnership of the City of Utica, UNHS HomeOwnershipCenter, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County, Rust to Green Urban Studio, and the Oneida County Health Department to reduce lead hazards in West Utica homes. Call UNHS at (315) 724-4197 for more information.

www.unhs.org

www.mvcaa.com/services/housing-programs

The Lead-Free MV Coalition led by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties aims to significantly reduce childhood lead poisoning in Herkimer and Oneida counties.

www.leadfreemv.org

To learn more about lead based paint and other lead hazards, please visit these websites:

www2.epa.gov/lead

www.hud.gov/offices/lead/

www.centerforhealthyhousing.org/

“Lead poisoning in young children is an avoidable hazard and these programs will help to ensure the safety and welfare of the City's children.”