|It’s that time of the year again –
|National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is a time to reflect on the serious issue of lead poisoning in our country.
NLPPW is a call to action to bring together families, individuals, and community-based organizations. Every day millions of Americans come in contact with lead containing or contaminated items. It can cause serious health effects in young children, pregnant women, and adults. Lead Poisoning is entirely preventable! This week we ask you to help us highlight the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. There are three key themes this year:
1. Get the Facts: Find out about the hazards of lead.
2. Get Your Home Tested: Find out how to minimize risks of lead exposure by hiring a certified professional to test older homes for lead.
3. Get your Child Tested: A simple blood test can detect lead levels. Consult your health care provider for advice on testing your children.
To raise awareness among parents and care providers, we are asking all of our partners to help share an infographic about lead poisoning prevention each day for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Please share through email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc…
We thank you in advance for all your support.
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Get to Know Lead
American Academy of Pediatrics-Childhood Lead Exposure
Lead Dust and Lead in Mini-Blinds
Keep Baby Safe From Lead
Lead-Safe Cleaning Tips
Lead in Drinking Water
Lead Health Effects on Children