Advocates say the number of children under 6 with elevated levels of lead could be reduced if the state had been conducting lead paint inspections in single- and two-family dwellings as required by a 2008 state law.
Seniors in Brick don't have the money to elevate their homes, even if it means having higher flood insurance rates. Additionally, they say access to their homes would be an issue as many residents have walkers and wheelchairs.
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