National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 25-31

Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future

Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC are committed to eliminating this burden to public health.

JNESO Members will Continue the Fight to Create Awareness Regarding the Dangers of Lead Poisoning at the Lead Awareness Walk: 
Oct-13-16 JNESO District Council 1 nurses at Newark's Department of Health and Community Wellness and other members joined community leaders and elected officials on the steps of Newark City Hall to host an event to create awareness regarding lead poison prevention in our communities.