Lead isn’t just in Memphis schools: A look at other lead problems in the city

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: November 26, 2019 3:37 PM CT | Published: November 26, 2019 3:37 PM CT
Laura Faith Kebede
Special to The Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith

The city recently received a federal grant to remove lead paint from 120 homes where low-income families live with young children. City officials consider any home built before 1978 to be at risk for lead paint because paint could deteriorate over time.


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