Lead testing, food assistance available for Benton Harbor residents

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While Benton Harbor residents are being encouraged to continue using bottled water, due to concerns about lead levels, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering additional free resources.

The help includes food assistance and blood lead testing. They say families needing help putting food on the table should call 211 or apply for the benefits online.

Blood lead testing is available for children who are current patients at InterCare Family Health Network at 800 M-139, Benton Harbor. Call: 855-869-6900.

Enrolled WIC participants can have testing done at the Berrien County Health Department  at 2149 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. Call: 800-815-5485.

Also, some Benton Harbor residents may be eligible to have lead hazards removed from their homes through the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. Call: 866-691-5323.

Bottled water dates/locations pick-up information

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