(Toledo, OH) Public health officials will begin a crackdown on uninspected, lead-infested homes.
There's a so-called "countdown clock" underway at the Toledo-Lucas County health department on properties that pose the greatest risk of lead exposure to children. According to a statement, public health officials say they won't "stand by and watch children within the community be perpetually lead poisoned.
According to that clock, those property owners have until the end of June to get those rental homes registered and inspected or face a $50 per day fine for each property violation.
To date, nearly 100 lead inspectors have been trained and registered, and 530 homes have been registered.