Get the Lead Out For Health, Intelligence and a
Brighter Future -- National Lead Poisoning
Prevention Week is October 23-29. Did you know that
exposure to lead can harm a childís intelligence,
grades, coordination and sports performance and
increase the chances of ADHD? Lead is also a danger
to women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. To
learn more about the dangers of lead poisoning, read
Dr. Harold Farberís post on the
Texas Childrenís Hospital blog.
Home Danger Zone Finder -- What to look for if
your house was built before 1978. Find common lead
exposure danger zones in your home.
LeadFreeKids.org --The Lead-Free Kids campaign
is joint effort of the Ad Council, the Environmental
Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development, and the Coalition to End
Childhood Lead Poisoning.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week --
Brought to you by the CDC, promoting Lead Prevention
Week, Oct. 23-29th.
City of Houston Lead Poisoning Prevention -- The
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
provides blood lead testing for children from age
six months to six years of age. Community outreach
and education, environmental investigation and case
follow-up are provided. Call 832-393-5154 or
Lead Poisoning Glossary -- Lead Poisoning words
to know from A to Z