Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio

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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.”

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