Wisconsin Department of Health Services lead abatement program gets federal approval

Wisconsin Department of Health Services lead abatement program gets federal approval
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services received federal approval for a new lead abatement program to help the homes of low-income children and pregnant women, according to a news release.

Health officials said the initiative, which was approved by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services, will aid in removing lead based paint and lead dust hazards, replacing fixtures like faucets, and removing soil lead hazards for low-income children and pregnant women enrolled in BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid.

“This is a great step toward my goal to ‘get the lead out’ of Wisconsin homes so that our families, and most of all our kids, don’t have to worry about lead poisoning and the long term health and learning affects that come with it,” said Gov.Tony Evers.

DHS will be coordinating the lead abatement efforts to ensure that individuals providing the services are well trained and certified by the state.

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