October 25-31, 2009 is National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, along with our community partners, has scheduled three FREE blood lead testing events which take place on Monday October 26, Thursday October 29, and Friday October 30. Times and locations are detailed in the attached flyer.
Please take a moment this week to make sure your child has been test for exposure to lead as well as making sure your home is safe from lead hazards. If you don’t have children, spread the word to those who do.Go to the Coalition’s website at www.leadsafeby2010.org to get information about scheduling a FREE lead inspection of your house or apartment . You can also learn about the EPA’s new Renovation, Remodeling & Painting Rule ("Be Proactive, not Reactive--Renovate Right!") which goes into effect next April.
Help Spread the Word! Put the following as a status update on your Facebook page: October 25-31, 2009 is National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Go to www.leadsafeby2010.org for information on FREE blood lead tests and scheduling a FREE inspection of your house or apartment for lead paint hazards.
Elizabeth McDadeProgram CoordinatorCoalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (a partner of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency) 1150 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14607 (585) 256-2267 x125 http://www.leadsafeby2010.org/
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does.” Margaret Mead
IS YOUR CHILD LEAD SAFE? *Find out ‐ GET YOUR CHILD LEAD TESTED*
FREE Blood Lead Testing Events for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (LEAD POISONING = BRAIN DAMAGE)
Monday October 26 Anthony Jordan Health Center 82 Holland St. (off Hudson Ave.) 3‐7:30 PM
Thursday October 29 WIC Health Link (Upper Falls) 9‐11:00 AM, 1‐2:00 PM, 3:30‐5:30 PM
Friday October 30 TOPS Friendly Market 710 Lake Avenue 3‐6:00 PM
SPONSORED BY: ACM‐LABS * ACTION for a BETTER COMMUNITY * ANTHONY L. JORDAN HEALTH CENTER and HEALTH LINK * CITY OF ROCHESTER * COALITION TO PREVENT LEAD POISONING * GREATER ROCHESTER HEALTH FOUNDATION * ICC TRUTH * InterVol * TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS * WNYLRC
For information call Joseph Hill at 256-2267 or 415-1860
LOCATION: Medaille Residence Hall, Nazareth College campus map
This event is free and open to the public.
HOST: The Rose and Joseph Denaro Interfaith Center
for the Study of Genocide and Violence Prevention
MEET THE SPECIALISTS Keynote Speaker: Michael Green, Monroe County District Attorney Debra Martin, Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the
Rochester Regional Office of the New York State Attorney General Tiffany H. Lee, Assistant United States Attorney and Coordinator, Project Safe Childhood National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, New York Branch:
Pam Weaver, Director, Community Education and
Debra L. Ortiz-Pardi, Community Educator and Coordinator, Teen Programs Dr. David Broadbent, Pediatrician Dr. Esther Denaro Maltese, Program Facilitator, http://www.denarocenter.org/
Join us! Take a pro-active stand for our families and our community!