Older, more established communities are more at risk than others, since lead is often found in peeling and chipping paint and dust located in houses and apartments built before 1978. The risk to our young children is much greater because of the probability of them putting things in their mouths. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 1 in 22 children in America have high levels of lead in their blood.
With all this information in mind, please find the following State and EPA links.
Explains the dangers of lead, lead safety in your home, symptoms of lead poisoning and other valuable information.
“Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home” pamphlet
“Lead In Your Home: A Parent’s Reference Guide” pamphlet
Please do not hesitate to contact the Nutley Health Department if you have questions or need any additional information – 973-284-4976