NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick residents can get a free home check-ups to detect health concerns such as lead paint or mold, and advice on correcting such issues.

Through a city-sponsored New Brunswick Health Homes Initiative, resident can register to have somebody come to their home and make an assessment.

Each review of a home takes about an hour to complete.

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As part of the program, residents also get a healthy home cleaning kit.

Residents will also be offered referrals to programs assisting in remediating any health issues, and will receive additional information about keeping homes healthful.

Lead paint was used in homes built prior to 1978, and children under age 6 are at a higher risk of poisoning or contamination from exposure to lead, according to city officials.

City residents can sign-up for an assessment by calling Ana Bonill Martinez at (732) 247-2050, or emailing her at ana.bonilla@RWJBH.org.