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Forum to Focus on Protecting Children by Eliminating Lead Poisoning Hazards

In partnership with the Michigan Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission (CLEEC) the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) will host two public forums to gather public input on the commission’s five-year action plan.  

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Museum High School Taking Shape in Historic Building

Don’t look now, but the old Grand Rapids Public Museum building is turning into a high school. Dozens of workers are busily transforming the former museum at 54 Jefferson Ave. SE into a new high school. Come this fall, the ninth grade of Grand Rapids Public Museum Schoolwill begin classes there, expanding the program now housing 180 sixth- through eighth-graders at the Van Andel Museum Center overlooking the Grand River

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Protect Your Children - Get Rid of Dangerous Lead Paint in Your Home

If you live in the City of Grand Rapids – and especially if your home was built before 1978 – read this: You probably have lead in the paint inside and outside your home. Lead is bad – especially for kids, babies and pregnant women. It causes brain damage and learning disabilities.

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