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Posted on: October 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] October 22-28 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Babies with Lead poisoning prevention week is October 22 through 28. Lead Free Kids logo

During Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Hopewell Township Health Department is reminding parents that young children need a blood lead test at both 12 and 24 months of age. Any child under age 6 who has never been tested should also receive testing. Children’s rapidly growing bodies at this stage of development mean that even a little bit of lead exposure can cause significant health problems. Talk to your child’s doctor and learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/faqs/lead-faqs.htm 

If your home was built before 1978, minimize your family’s risk of lead exposure by hiring a certified professional to get your home tested for lead. Are you a landlord in Hopewell Township? Be sure to register your rental property with the Township Clerk here: https://www.hopewelltwp.org/158/Clerk and understand your obligations for lead-testing. For more information visit https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/resources/leadpaint.html 

Together we can prevent toxic lead exposures in our community! 

#LeadFreeNJ  #NLPPW2023

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