LAWYER: KIDS IN NYCHA UNITS STILL AT RISK FOR POISONING FROM LEAD PAINT
A lawyer who represents several mothers whose children have tested positive for lead poisoning says kids in the city's public housing developments are still at risk for poisoning from lead paint.
The lawyer, Corey Stern, sent environmental experts last month to eight New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings last month, said that the experts found that the agency used flawed methods when inspecting apartments for lead paint.
That includes not opening closets or moving furniture to check for damaged paint.
Stern is asking the federal judge handling the case to order NYCHA to stop conducting inspections using their current protocol.
He also wants the city to re-inspect every building that was built before 1978.
NYCHA officials came under fire in November after a report found that the agency failed to conduct inspections for lead paint hazards between 2012 and 2016 and submitted false paperwork claiming it had.