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Lead poisoning lawsuit highlights Cleveland family’s plight to find safe, affordable housing

Posted May 28, 2017
10:49 am

From today's Cleveland Plain Dealer:

The chubby Cleveland toddler wears a long-sleeved purple shirt that proclaims she is "Daddy's little darling."

The youngest of five girls, her parents say the 2-year-old is an expert at cracking smart phone passcodes. Already, she sings her ABCs.

The Legal Aid Society sued Cleveland on her behalf last week, in hopes the court will force city officials to follow state lead laws designed to protect children exposed to the brain damaging toxin, often in their homes.

"I don't want for her to grow up with all the problems they say lead can cause and forever be hindered by that," her 28-year-old mother said in an interview last week.

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