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In 2014, 139 children were reported with lead paint poisoning--or blood lead levels above 10 ug/dL--in Monroe County. Lead poisoning damages children’s brains and bones for the rest of their lives. We can all make a difference. We can make lead history. Throughout this site you’ll find specific things you can do to protect our entire community. See how easy it is to have your house or apartment inspected for lead, get your child tested for exposure to lead, or make your own home safer.



  • Members of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning talked about "Flint, Rochester, and the Lead Problem" on CONNECTIONS with Evan Dawson on WXXI-1370AM on 2/11/16. Click here to hear the show.
  • Want to show support for the families in Flint, MI? Sending bottled water or a filter that doesn't filter for lead is not the most efficient way to help. Please consider making a donation to the United Way of Genesee County in Michigan FLINT WATER FUND  or to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.

  • If YOU live in a house built before 1978 and have children, get the house tested and get your children tested. Flint's situation is horrific, but the majority of children get poisoned by dust from windows, doors, porches, etc painted before 1978. Live within the city of Rochester and wondering if your home is lead safe?  Call (585) 428-6520 to request and schedule a FREE lead inspection with the City of Rochester.

  • The Monroe County Dept of Public Health has funding through a HUD Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Home Grant Program. Reimbursement Homeowner Grants of up to $11,000/unit will be made available to low and very low income residents. Priority will be given to homes that house children under the age of six. Each unit will be evaluated for moisture/mold, need for pests and refuse management, indoor air, falls, and housing safety issues. All lead hazard control work will be conducted by EPA Certified Lead Abatement and Renovation Firms. Call (585) 753-5087 for more information.

  • As of April 2010, federal law requires that anyone receiving compensation (this includes rent) for performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified in the new EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule (RRP) and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.