Lead Based Hazards are a legacy of Buffalo’s industrial heritage and remain in many of our older homes and buildings. The City of Buffalo 311 Center has a “Lead Line” where you can file a complaint about lead or request to have your home or apartment tested.
To safeguard the children in your home or apartment from suffering the damaging effects of lead poisoning, it is necessary to keep the home as dust free as possible, especially around windows and doors, and keep painted surfaces intact.
When making renovations or repairs or painting, proper techniques should be used so that lead based hazards can be successfully mitigated or remediated. Information and programs are available at the websites listed.
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) offers the following programs that support the elimination of lead poisoning:
- Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (Case management of lead poisoned children in Erie County)
- Lead Hazard Control Program (LHC) (Remediation and control of lead hazards available to property owners, qualifying families, and home-based day cares)
- Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program (Prevention of lead poisoning in children from being exposed to lead hazards)
For more information about these programs, or for general information on how to help prevent lead poisoning, contact the ECDOH Environmental Health Division at 716-961-6800.
Multilingual Community Flyers
BENGALI: Lead Safety Flyer
FRENCH: Lead Safety Flyer
SWAHILI: Lead Safety Flyer