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New York Weighs Lead-Paint Laws

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New York Weighs Lead-Paint Laws

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New York Weighs Lead-Paint Laws

New York Weighs Lead-Paint Laws

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Lead poisoning causes severe developmental problems in children, particularly in the nation's poorest neighborhoods, where the use of lead paint is common. New York's city council is considering a law forcing landlords to inspect for lead paint that could harm children. But opponents say the law would cost tens of millions of dollars. Hear NPR's Brian Mann.

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