Date(s) - 10/21/2012 - 10/27/2012
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
- National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 21-27, 2012.
- Children under age 6 are most at risk for lead poisoning.
- Prevent lead poisoning. Get your home tested. Get your child tested. Get the facts!
- Was your house painted before 1978? Protect your family from lead exposure.
- Remodeling the home? Renovate right with lead-safe work practices.
- Talk to your health department about testing home paint and dust for lead.
Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CDC, is committed to eliminating this burden to public health.
For more information and free resources visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/nlppw.htm
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