AUGUSTA — A free training session Thursday is meant to help landlords and others learn how to safely maintain lead paint.

The Augusta Housing Authority hopes to reduce the frequency of lead paint poisoning in the area.

The training will share information including how Maine lead paint laws have changed and how that could impact landlords, funding for lead testing, how people can work together to prevent lead poisoning, and how to identify lead hazards and solutions to maintain lead paint safely, according to Amanda Bartlett, executive director of Augusta Housing Authority.

Presenters are scheduled to include officials from Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, the Maine Center for Disease Control’s lead poisoning prevention program, and MaineHousing.

The free training session is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the community room at Lithgow Public Library.

For questions, or to register, contact Corie Willard by phone at 626-2357, extension 4, or by email at [email protected]

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