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Health Department wants your input on plan to stop lead poisoning

13 ON YOUR SIDE recently showed you through a week-long series of reports what a big problem lead is in West Michigan. Now you can be part of the soluton.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Kent County Health Department will host two public forums Thursday, May 31 to get your input on a five-year plan to eliminate lead hazards and protect children.

Both of those sessions happen at the Health Department, located at 700 Fuller Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. The first will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and the second will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Both sessions will cover the same information and a five-year action plan thought up by the Michigan Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission.

According to a release, that plan "builds upon the work of the former Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board. The published recommendations to be addressed are focused on creating a state free of lead exposure for Michigan children."

An event page has been created so people can pre-register for the event. Those who do will be given priority to make a comment on the action plan or ask a question.

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of 13 ON YOUR SIDE Mornings. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.