* Follow-up home visits to families whose child has a higher than normal lead level.
* Referral for environmental evaluation by the NYS Department of Health District Environmental Office as necessary.
* Education to increase awareness regarding lead in our environment, measures to reduce exposure and nutritional guidelines.
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Reduce Exposure to Lead During The Summer Months
Avoid playing within 3 feet of homes/building built prior to 1980. This drip edge area may contain lead particles from:
* Paint that has been scraped, chipped, or sandblasted
* Residue from demolished structures
* Lead-painted wood that is recycled into wood chips for mulch
* Degraded lead based paint from weather
Wash hands with soap and water after playing in soil, before meals, naps and bedtime.
Wash toys that are housed near the home's foundation.
Is Your Child Safe from Lead Poisoning?
In this podcast, Dr. Mary Jean Brown, chief of CDC's Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program, discusses the importance of testing children for lead poisoning, who should be tested, and what parents can do to prevent lead poisoning. Created: 10/2/2008 by National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). Date Released: 10/2/2008. Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts.
Protect Your Children and Your Family:
EPA site for Renovation, Repair and Paint Program and Tips for Protecting Your Family By Making Your Home Lead-Safe and Protect Where Your Children Learn and Play: Learn About Lead
Center for Disease Control for access to a variety of educational and supportive Lead Poisoning Prevention Tools: Lead Poisoning Prevention