St. Louis is putting together a $4.3 Million program to fight the city’s longtime lead-paint poisoning problem. But Senator Bond says the program is not enough; by a long shot. Bond says generations of children have been poisoned, over and over again, by lead paint. He has challenged the city to eliminate the problem within seven years. Mayor Francis Slay says a new approach is being started because the problem has not been alleviated despite years of testing and remediating. It has been illegal for 25 years to use lead-based paint indoors. St. Louis, though, has many buildings built well before the prohibition went into effect.
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