Stories tagged with: lead poisoning

October 22, 2012 - 5:17pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

One local agency is raising awareness about lead paint for National Lead Poisoning Prevention week.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to make sure the public knows the effects of lead-based paint, especially in children. Houses painted before 1978 are more likely to have lead paint, and children under age six are most at risk for lead poisoning.

"Also doing any kind of renovations in the home, as well as the condition of the home. if there's paint...

October 19, 2010 - 8:32pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

It is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

To help raise awareness about the severity of lead poisoning, health officials are reminding the public about the cause and effects of this preventable disease.

"It's usually associated with homes that were built before 1978 and it has to do with the lead that was used in the paint that was used in those times," said Dr. Whitacre of the Muskingum County Health Department.

Dr. Whitcare says that children under the...

June 15, 2010 - 5:33pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Lead Awareness Week lets people know that lead poisoning is a serious issue. That's why the EPA has taken steps to ensure that proper guidelines are in place for those handling lead-based-paint.

The EPA made new guidelines for those working around potentially hazardous lead-based-paint. The guidelines went into effect on April 22, and requires that any paid contractor who is working on a space of six-square-feet on a pre-1978 home, must be certified.


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