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    How to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Your Home (National Lead Poison 02:28

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

    by FSCLeadServices (10/19/11) 19 views

    http://www.freespiritedcontractor.com 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 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) October 23–29th. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/nlppw.htm This year's NLPPW theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your child, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects. In observance of NLPPW, events such as state proclamations, free screenings, lead-awareness community events, and educational campaigns will be conducted nationwide. http://www.freespiritedcontractor.com/lead-poisoning-prevention 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. Contact them at (443) 984-2470 or http://www.baltimorehealth.org. For more information, contact Free-Spirited Contractor, Inc. for a lead paint consultation, or call 1-800-424-LEAD. Free-Spirited Contractor, Inc. will be participating in Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by posting useful information, links to resources, and announcements. Check the Free-Spirited Contractor, Inc. newsfeed regularly throughout the month for more updates and safety information. Lead poisoning in children will, one day, be a distant memory if we continue to increase awareness and use lead safe practices. Baltimore City Health Department Childhood Lead Poisoning Program 1800 N. Charles Street 5th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201 Tel. (443) 984-2470

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    How Much Lead in Paint is Poisonous? 01:30

    How Much Lead in Paint is Poisonous?

    by FSCLeadServices (10/7/11) 176 views

    http://www.freespiritedcontractor.com 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. Despite the continued presence of lead in the environment, lead poisoning is entirely preventable. Maryland’s lead paint legislation has been a model for the rest of the country, and great strides have been taken to reduce the presence of dangerous lead. Free-Spirited Contractor, Inc. has proudly participated in some of the biggest lead removal and containment projects in and around Baltimore since 1998. 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 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) October 23–29th. Free-Spirited Contractor, Inc. will be participating in Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by posting useful information, links to resources, and announcements. Check the Free-Spirited Contractor, Inc. newsfeed regularly throughout the month for more updates and safety information. Lead poisoning in children will, one day, be a distant memory if we continue to increase awareness and use lead safe practices.