Get the Lead Out!
Lead is a naturally occurring element that has been used in a wide variety of products including pipes and plumbing materials, gasoline, and paint. While lead has beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans—especially young children.
Although lead-based paint is no longer used, older homes built before 1978 may have peeling or chipping lead-based paint. Through a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Pocatello operates a Lead Safe & Healthy Homes (LSHH) program. This program is FREE to qualified homeowners and renters aiming to reduce childhood lead poisoning by creating lead-safe housing.