How to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Your Home (National Lead Poison

Posted by FSCLeadServices on Oct. 19, 2011 Nearly a quarter of a million children living in the United States have blood lead levels high enough to cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on data from a 2003–2004 national survey. Major sources of lead exposure among U.S. children are lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust found in deteriorating buildings. As a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Accredited Firm, we’ve been pleased to see the level of lead safety awareness increase in our state, and the number of lead poisoning cases decrease. However, we’re still far from achieving the goal of making lead poisoning “a distant memory” like polio and there’s still plenty of work to be done. To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Baltimore Health Department, along with CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is participating in N

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