National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Do you know the facts about lead poisoning? 

This week, October 19-25, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has excellent information and resources about lead poisoning prevention and testing at their website.  Lead poisoning can affect anyone, anywhere and is largely preventable through education as well as by taking appropriate precautionary measures. 

After reading a timely parental testimonial about lead [htmlcomment][if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 poisoning in today's D&C editorial section, I was alarmed and surprised at the comments posted by several misinformed readers.  If you have a question, concern or just don't know much about lead poisoning, please take this opportunity to educate yourself.  The CDC's FAQ page for lead poisoning is a great place to start. 

The effects of lead poisoning are real and long lasting, BUT largely preventable. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.