NYCHA will new X-ray guns to check thousands of apartments for lead paint contamination

AmNews Staff Reports | 4/16/2019, 9 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio displayed a lead gun in a news conference Monday and made a promise to families who ...
Peeling lead paint Bart Everson/Flickr

Mayor Bill de Blasio displayed a lead gun in a news conference Monday and made a promise to families who live in New York City public housing.

De Blasio says 135,000 apartments will be tested for lead with the X-ray guns by the end of next year. About 5-7 thousand apartments will be tested for lead each month, costing the city $88 million. Testing will be completed by the end of 2020.