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EPA Increases Awareness of Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning

Release Date: 10/20/2005
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Contact: Kerry Humphrey, 202-564-4355 /

(10/20/05) Federal, state and local governments and non-profit organizations will participate in the seventh annual National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 23-29, 2005. This year's theme is "Put a Lid on Lead," emphasizing to parents and children the importance of preventing lead poisoning.

EPA is being a partner with other government agencies and organizations to highlight the importance of lead poisoning prevention. Events being held across the country include free blood-lead tests for children and opportunities for education and outreach to families such as health fairs and workshops on lead education and safety.

To learn more about Lead Poisoning Prevention Week activities and how to protect children from lead poisoning, contact your local health department, go to: or call 1-800-424-LEAD.