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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 23-29

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To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Liberty Central School District along with Center for Disease Control (CDC) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is participating in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) Oct. 23-29.

In observance of NLPPW, events such as state proclamations, free screenings, lead-awareness community events, and educational campaigns will be conducted nationwide.

The district is currently testing the quality of its water. Learn more.

Parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead in many ways. Here are some simple things you can do to help protect your family:
1. Get your Home Tested. Before you buy an older home, ask for a lead inspection.
2. Get your Child Tested. Even if your young children seem healthy, ask your doctor to test them for lead.
3. Get the Facts! Your local health department can provide you with helpful information about preventing childhood lead poisoning.

Other federal agencies, such as CDC and HUD, also conduct various education and awareness events during Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. To learn about lead and how to protect your family, contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 (800) 424-LEAD (5323) or visit epa.gov/lead.

To learn about lead in drinking water visit EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water page. For more information, contact your primary care doctor or call 1-800-424-LEAD.

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