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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The PHDM Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program promotes primary prevention of lead poisoning in high risk communities throughout the Upper Peninsula through outreach and policy development focused on eliminating lead in homes and outdoor areas frequented by children.  

HOW IT WORKS

PHDM promotes primary lead poisoning prevention by:


  • identifying high risk areas, populations, and activities associated with housing-based lead exposure, and using that data to educate and motivate individuals to take action,


  • engaging in collaborative plans and programs with housing agencies and working with local officials to ensure appropriate housing code enforcement and attends community events to educate builders and contractors about lead safety in homes,  and


  • promoting education and awareness about the importance of testing blood lead levels in all children by 2 years of age.


              

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Contact Us

Have questions or want additional information?

Call (906) 789-8102 or email ekiraly@phdm.org