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Still 'a silent scourge'

Lead paint removed from 124 houses in Berrien County - now 274 more children don't live with the debilitating substance

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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 6:00 am

BENTON HARBOR - While inspecting a house for lead contamination, Steve Weldert came across a child's toy dump truck in a window sill filled with paint chips.

Weldert, who was doing the inspection for the Berrien County Health Department, noticed that the child had been filling the truck with the potentially toxic paint flakes.

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