Lead Poisoning Prevention
The Lowell Lead Paint Abatement Program is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide community outreach to various groups and residents within Lowell about the dangers of Lead Paint. In 1978, Congress banned the use of lead paint in residential units. Due to its age, Lowell has many homes built prior to 1978. To view the extent of lead paint within your community click here.
Children 6 and younger are especially vulnerable to lead paint. 90% of all lead poisoning cases are from the lead paint dust. Lead enters the child's bloodstream through ingestion and inhalation. Since Lowell is classified as a high risk community, it is important to have your child's pediatrician regularly check their lead levels at age 1, 2, 3, and at 4. Children ages 1 and 2 are vulnerable to lead paint due to hand to mouth activity. All children's lead levels must be completed prior to school entry.
To find out if your home has a lead compliance certificate, please visit Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
The following videos provide some information on how to prevent lead poisoning:
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