Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Maine takes the ethically dubious approach of using children as lead detectors

Isn't it just wonderful how the Propaganda Press Herald is looking out for the health and well being of our children while milking and inflating a health issue that would require property owners to shell out thousands of dollars to fix thus inflating rents and making it hard for people with kids to find housing?

I have already covered this issue during this recent propaganda awareness campaign against old housing, but there was a paragraph in this article which is concerning to me.

Instead of screening homes for the toxin, Maine takes the ethically dubious approach of using children as lead detectors. Once a child is identified as lead-poisoned, then the state conducts a home inspection, relocates the family if necessary and works with the property owner to fix the site.
First of all, the state does not relocate the person.  They force the Landlord to do it.  And what they call "working with the property owner to fix the sight" involves loans that the Landlord will ultimately have to pay back, adding potentially thousands of dollars in costs which will go back on any future renters.

More concerning than that, however is the line, "Instead of screening homes for the toxin, Maine takes the ethically dubious approach of using children as lead detectors."   

Enough said.

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