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Lead Poisoning Prevention

We now offer Lead Screening at our offices!  Call 315-786-3730 to make an appointment. 

Lead poisoning is entirely preventable. 

The key is stopping children from coming into contact with lead and treating children who have been poisoned by lead.

The goal is to prevent lead exposure to children   before   they are harmed. There are many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead. The key is stopping children from coming into contact with lead. Lead hazards in a child’s environment must be identified and controlled or removed safely.  For more information click  here.

Click here:  Resources for Property Owners

Looking for Tips on Being Lead Safe in Your Home?   EPA:  Steps to LEAD SAFE Renovation, Repair and Painting 

To subscribe to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Recall list -click  here.  This will keep you up to date with the most recent recalls both for lead and safety.

Did you know that diets rich in calcium, iron, and vitamin C can help protect children from lead poisoning?  

The Nutrition Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County (CCE) can help families learn about healthy ways to ensure they are getting enough of these important nutrients.  Contact CCE at 315-788-8450 or click   here   to visit their website.