GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids has hired an advocate for healthier conditions for children to serve as a specialist to help reduce lead poisoning in the city’s homes.
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Paul Haan initially will focus on opportunities to address lead-based paint hazards in residential rental properties as new lead programs specialist with the Community Development Department, the city said in a news release.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
Haan, founding executive director at Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, also will serve as staff liaison to various city departments and programs, outside agencies and other governmental units.
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