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Is your family at risk of lead poisoning?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should have your child tested for lead.

  • Does your child live in or regularly visit a building built before 1978 with potential lead exposures, such as peeling or chipping paint, recent or ongoing renovation or remodeling?
  • Has your child spent any time outside the  United States in the past year?
  • Does your child live or play with a child who has an elevated blood lead level?
  • Does your child have developmental disabilities, put nonfood items in their mouth, or peel or disturb painted surfaces?
  • Does your child have frequent contact with an adult who may bring home traces of lead from a job or hobby such as: house painting, plumbing, renovations, construction, auto repair, welding, electronics repair, battery recycling, lead smelting, jewelry, stained glass or pottery making, fishing (weights, "sinkers"), firearms, or collecting lead or pewter figurines?
  • Does your family use traditional medicines, health remedies, cosmetics, powders, spices, or food from other countries?
  • Does your family cook, store, or serve food in crystal, pewter, or pottery from other countries?
  • Did your child miss a lead test? New York State requires all children be tested for lead at age 1 and again at age 2.

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1. What is lead?
2. Where can lead be found?
3. How does a child become poisoned?
4. Why is lead a problem?
5. Is your family at risk of lead poisoning?
6. How can I prevent lead poisoning?
7. Are pregnant and lactating women at risk for lead poisoning?
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    Auburn, NY 13021

    Phone: 315-253-1560
    Fax: 315-253-1156

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