Kenosha/Racine Lead-Free Communities Partnership
The Kenosha/Racine Lead-Free Communities Partnership was awarded a three year Lead Demonstration Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Lead poisoning is caused by too much lead building up in the body. At low levels, lead poisoning can cause learning problems, behavioral problems and brain damage. At higher levels, lead can cause serious disability, or even death.
Children under the age of 6 are at the highest risk for lead poisoning. A pregnant woman and her unborn baby can even be harmed by lead.
Lead paint is the most common source of lead exposure in young children. A paint chip the size of a fingernail can cause severely elevated blood lead levels in a child. Other sources of lead poisoning include lead dust and contaminated soil.
Lead is often found in consumer products such as clothes, toys and candies. For the most up-to-date list of recalled products, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
What constitutes a lead hazard?
In the State of Wisconsin paint is considered to be a lead hazard if the coating tests positive for the presence of lead and is on either a friction surface, impact surface, shows evidence of chewing, or is deteriorated. The definition for lead bearing paint in the State of Wisconsin is 1.0 mg/cm2 or 0.06% by dry weight.
The Kenosha/Racine Lead-Free Communities Partnership Abatement Program assists families in removing lead hazards from their home. The program is available to both home-owners and those renting a property. Click above for more information on income eligibility and program guidelines.
Completed Units in Racine: June 2011 - March 2015
For More Information
If you have questions or would like more information,
see the contact information below or visit the City of Racine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Phone: (262) 605-6783
In Kenosha: 8600 Sheridan Road, Suite 600, Kenosha, WI 53143
In Racine: 730 Washington Avenue, Room 1, Racine, WI 53403