Cuts to lead poisoning prevention program – NBC Nightly News

The Centers for Disease Control’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is facing a 94% cut in funding – from $29 million in fiscal year 2011 to $2 million in fiscal year 2012. The program funds 35 state health departments and their local partners. The program monitors blood lead screenings, responds to children with elevated blood lead levels by providing home inspections and medical referrals, and prevents the disease through housing policies, community education and outreach. Watch NBC’s Brian Williams report on this issue here.

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