Protect your children from lead poisoning

October 29, 2021
Protect your children from lead poisoning. For National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, get the facts, get your home tested and get your child tested. If you’re responsible for a child 5 or younger, your home may be eligible for help to make it safer.

How does lead affect a developing child?

Lead hazards dramatically affect the health of developing children, so it’s important to protect your family. Lead exposure can put young children at risk for permanent damage to their brains and nervous systems, slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems, and other serious health concerns. These can lead to problems in school, problems learning, unintended pregnancy and violent behavior. Protecting them from lead poisoning when they’re young helps them have a better, safer life growing up and as an adult.
 
Lead poisoning is 100% preventable.

How we can help

Most often windows are the worst location for lead paint hazards. This funding will help replace windows, windowsills, porch floors, staircases and other locations that have lead paint. We can also do other home safety work such as getting rid of lead paint, cockroaches, mice and asthma triggers; adding handrails and radon mitigation systems; and weatherizing.
 
For a free assessment and help getting hazards out of your home, call 612-673-2301.
 

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