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The environmental testing experts at AirMD understand all too well the dangers of lead poisoning – especially when it comes to children. We are pleased to take this opportunity to join with other leaders in the field of scientific air and water quality assessment to help spread the word during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, which is October 20-26, 2019. The purpose of NLPPW is to help communities work together to reduce childhood exposure to lead.
“Lead poisoning — at levels that do not cause immediate symptoms — can permanently damage kids’ brains,” WebMD says. “Before their second birthday, children are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning. They are, of course, more likely than older children to put lead-contaminated hands or toys or paint chips in their mouths. Moreover, a child’s gastrointestinal tract also absorbs lead more readily than does the adult gut.”
But that’s not the biggest threat. As pediatrics professor John Rosen, MD, director of the lead program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y., told WebMD, lead toxicity poses a serious threat to a child’s rapidly developing brain.
The National Lead Information Center provides information about lead, lead hazards, and preventing lead exposure. Call the toll-free hotline, 1-800-424-LEAD  for more information.
You can also call AirMD, a highly respected company specializing in water quality testing company and mold testing based in Boca Raton, FL, at 1-888- GO AIRMD (462-4763). We would be happy to answer any questions you have – not only during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week but all year.