Chester City Council passes lead certification ordinance

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The Lead-Free Promise Project, a statewide coalition of more than 60 organizations across the state, in partnership with the Delaware County Lead Prevention Coalition and the city of Chester hosted a press conference Thursday announcing a new lead ordinance passed by the city council in a continued effort to end lead paint poisoning.

The Chester Lead Poisoning Prevention & Lead Hazard Control Ordinance will require lead paint inspection and testing for any rental property, child day-care centers, condemned buildings, and any building involved in property transfers built before 1978.

Prior to the ordinance, landlords were only required to correct any defective surface conditions that might indicate a danger of lead paint poisoning. Now, landlords and building owners will be required to certify that the property is lead-free or lead-safe, regardless of a child residing in the property.

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