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Large Construction, Renovation Projects Spark Renewed Concerns For Lead Advocates

New York is one of few states that doesn’t enforce lead-related EPA guidelines on these projects.

New construction and renovation projects in Syracuse remain a concern for advocates fighting to contain and mitigate the threat of lead poisoning, especially as huge building projects like the Micron plant and the restructuring of Interstate 81 loom. Childhood lead poisoning is already a major public health crisis in the city, with more than one in every 10 children tested showing elevated blood lead levels. 

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