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Milwaukee residents invited to attend Lead-Safe resource fair, free water filters available

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett invited residents, community advocates, and city leaders on Wednesday, April 3 to attend a family-friendly Lead-Safe Milwaukee Resource Fair. The fair is being held Wednesday and Thursday, April 4.

"I think people are aware that the city's Safe Lead program has faced significant hurdles over the past couple of years," Barrett said. "But I am very happy under the commissioner and Health Department employees, we have made improvements and corrections starting with the good news we received in February when HUD let us resume our lead abatement efforts."

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Free lead-safe home kits and water filters will be distributed to eligible families, while supplies last. Lead testing and lead-safe activities are also available for children.

Dates and locations for Lead-Safe Milwaukee events

Wednesday, April 3 (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Bradley Tech High School
700 S. 4th St., Milwaukee

Thursday, April 4 (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
North Division High School
1011 W. Center St., Milwaukee

"Please if you have kids under the age of 3, make sure that they are tested for lead poisoning. No amount of lead is safe. We want to do everything we can to make sure the kids in Milwaukee are tested," Barrett said.

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