Last year, the water crisis in Flint, Mich., brought the issue of lead poisoning from water pipes to the front of people’s attention.

It began back in April 2014, when Flint changed its water supply but did not apply corrosion control treatment to the water, which allowed the water to leach lead from the pipes and poison the residents, particularly the children. Along with lead in pipes, lead paint has been a known cause of concern for several decades. Rental dwellings often have lead issues either from water or paint.

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