Lead Paint Poison Prevention - Know the Facts!
Children 6 and younger are especially vulnerable to lead paint. 90% of all lead poisoning cases are due to lead paint dust. Lead enters the child's bloodstream through ingestion and inhalation.
Lowell is one of eight cities in MA that is classified as a "high risk" community for childhood lead poisoning. It is important to have your child's pediatrician regularly check lead levels at age 1, 2, 3, and at 4. Children ages 1 and 2 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning due to frequent hand-to-mouth activity as they explore their environment. All children's must have their lead levels tested prior to school entry.
Important facts about lead and lead poisoning:
To help reduce and prevent lead paint poisoning, the Lowell Health Department
provides lead tests to children ages 6 and under.
Resources for families include:
Resources for landlords include:
Resources for both - families and landlords - include:
Resources for home renovators and contractors include:
- Renovate Right - The Lead-Safe Certified Guide To Renovate Right from the Environmental Protection Agency.