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By JOSEPH MURPHY Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP)The Baltimore City Council has approved a plan to ban aluminum and aluminum honeycombs from the city’s sidewalks.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the ordinance, which is part of an effort to reduce lead paint in the city, will go into effect Jan. 1.

The plan is expected to cost about $2 million.

It will take effect next year.

The council approved the ban after hearing testimony Monday from residents and business owners who said aluminum and honeycomb panel parts are dangerous.

The ordinance applies to most city sidewalks.

Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said the ban will help reduce the citys lead-related poisoning rate.