Jersey City checking area for lead poisoning due to Sandy damage

Jersey City officials say they will be searching the area for lead poisoning that may have occurred as a result of property damage caused by

Jersey City officials say they will be checking several neighborhoods for lead poisoning that may have occurred due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Jersey City officials say they will be checking several neighborhoods for lead poisoning that may have occurred due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. (9/10/13)

JERSEY CITY - Jersey City officials say they will be searching the area for lead poisoning that may have occurred as a result of property damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Officials say they are concerned that lead particles could have been displaced by water damage to floors or ceilings, putting residents at risk.

The city will receive a federal grant of nearly $1 million to inspect property and conduct blood tests.

Lead paint is linked to brain damage and other medical problems.

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