By Earl Rinehart
The Columbus Dispatch
David Norris, a senior researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, said such a law would hamstring Toledo and other communities that want their own lead-related ordinances. He supports a Toledo ordinance that requires rental properties to undergo inspections and to do needed cleaning and repairs.
“Somebody needs to do something because we have children who are being lead-poisoned,” he said. “We’re using our kids as lead detectors and that’s not the way it should be.”