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Butler Family Living In Newly Lead-Free Home

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  Original Published: 7/29/2014

A Butler family lives in a newly lead-free home, thanks to $46,000 in federal Healthy Homes grant funding through the Ohio Health Department.

Scott and Amanda Rimar and their daughters, eight-year- old Honesty and five-year-old Gabrielle, live in a more than century-old house at 162 Main Street.

The grant paid for numerous improvements to remove the lead-based paint, mitigate any radon, and install air conditioning to help one of their daughters breath since she has asthma. A routine blood test at Richland Public Health discovered Honesty had an elevated lead level, setting the wheels in motion to clean- up their home.

State and local health officials presented a mock check to the Rimars Monday, but not for money, for peace of mind. The lead level in Honesty Rimar's blood is dropping, and with good nutrition and time, should return to normal with no lasting health effects.

If you believe you have lead in your home, and especially if your child is found to have an elevated level of lead in his or her blood, call the Ohio Lead Hazard Control program at 1-877-532-3723.  

Lead poisoning can cause children to have trouble concentrating and can lead to developmental disabilities in the brain.  

 

   
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