This National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week marks a week of recognition and awareness, October 21-27, with the theme being Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children…”
What can you do to stay safe and raise awareness?
- Get the Facts: Lead poisoning is 100% preventable! So, educate yourself and others. Learn about lead, lead-based paint and the dangers of lead exposure before it’s too late. Get involved with your local activities or events. And spread the word. Knowledge is key to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.
- Do your Tests: Test your home for lead with a certified professional and consult your health care provider for advice on blood tests to test your children for any lead exposure.
Click to learn more from the EPA, find out ways to get involved and spread the word.