For help getting the lead out of your home
The public health department is available to provide information on lead-safe home repairs and to make referrals to lead removal resources. Please call (231) 724-1259.
Lead Hazard Reduction Program
If you live in Muskegon County, you may be eligible for help to make your home lead safe if:
- You have a child under 6 years old living in or visiting the home on a regular basis;
- You are a low to moderate income family;
- You live in a home built before 1978; and
- You own or rent the home.
Those who are eligible, receive:
- Lead Inspection/Risk Assessment and report of findings ($500 value).
- Lead Hazard Control Work - which may include new windows and doors and special cleaning and painting to qualified applicants.
If you'd like to find out if your home qualifies, fill out an application or call (231) 724-1259.
Even if you don't qualify for this program, we can help you determine what the next step is according to your situation. Please call (231) 724-1259.
Links for More Information
Michigan Healthy Homes & Lead Poisoning Prevention (MDCH)
Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Housing
Michigan Lead Safe Housing Registry (MDCH)
Tool Book for Initiating Effective Policy Change
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Annual Report
Links for Health Care Providers
New Blood Lead Level Information (CDC)
- The CDC now uses a reference level of 5 micrograms per deciliter to identify children with blood lead levels that are much higher than most children’s levels. The recommendation for when medical treatment is advised has not changed.
Provider Guidelines for Case Management of Elevated Blood Lead Levels (MDCH)
Recommended Follow-up for Various Blood Lead Levels
Provider Guidelines on Screening and Testing (MDCH)
Clinician Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Portal (MDCH)
Links for Lead Professionals & Contractors
Lead Certification Process (MDCH)
Lead Training Course Schedule (MDCH)
Locate Accredited Renovation Training Programs (EPA)