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In 2013, 197 children were reported with lead paint poisoning just 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.

 

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

The City of Rochester recently released its Eight Year Review of the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Ordinance. Over 75,000 structures and 115,600 individual dwellings across the city have been inspected more than once in the past eight years! Check out the City of Rochester's awesome work!

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct 19-25) is coming up! What are you doing to make sure your home is safe from lead hazards and the children you love have gotten a blood test to make sure they have not been exposed to the hazards of lead paint dust? In the City of Rochester call (585) 428-LEAD to request a free inspection of your home. Call your doctor's office to schedule your child's blood test! Click here for a schedule of events happening around Monroe County.

We are pleased to share our NEW "Healthy Homes, Healthy Families" resource guides in English and Spanish! Call (585) 224-3125 to request free copies.

We have NEW Lead Poisoning Prevention Brochures available in SEVEN languages--Burmese, English, Karen, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, and Swahili. CLICK HERE for downloadable PDFs or call (585) 224-3125 to request free copies.

Make sure your city house or apartment is safe from lead hazards by scheduling a FREE lead inspection with the City of Rochester by calling (585) 428-5323.

Monroe County offers FREE one-day classes in EPA certified Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) through Cornell University–Industrial Labor Relations on Highland Ave in Rochester. Click here for the September-December 2014 class schedule.  This class is open to anyone (parents, contractors, property owners, tenants, etc) interested in working safely with lead hazards. Classes are free but space is limited. You must register by calling Cornell University-Industrial Labor Relations at (866) 850-5280 x109. For more information, please go to www2.monroecounty.gov/eh-leadpoisoning.php

Getting those home renovation projects done before the snow starts to fly? 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.

  • If you believe you have observed non-compliance with the EPA’s Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule, fill out the Report of Suspected Violation(s) of the US EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Requirements and FAX it to EPA Region 2 at (732) 321-6757. Please fill out the form as completely as possible. Work site addresses without specific Contractor information are more difficult to follow up on. If possible, please send proof of your complaint including photographs, video, and if possible, executed contracts that specify scope of work.