During this time it’s important to remember all aspects of staying healthy and that includes testing your childcare facility for lead.
The recommendations for standalone and home-based child care settings come as part of a comprehensive look by the non-partisan advocacy organization at the state’s challenges and possible opportunities for reducing or eliminating exposure to lead, a brain-damaging toxin that can cause delays in early childhood development, according to a report published by ideastream.
COAD4Kids teamed up with Molina to ensure childcare facilities have the opportunity to be proactive in their mission to keep children safe. A program exists that focuses on preventative screenings to test facilities for lead at no cost even before a child developed an illness. As part of the program, selected facilities receive free testing and free remediation if lead is discovered.
Ages and likelihood of homes to contain lead include:
Homes & facilities built between 1960 and 1978 have a 24% chance of having lead.
Homes & facilities built between 1940 and 1960 have a 69% chance of having lead.
Homes & facilities built before 1940 have an 87% chance of having lead.
For more information call Molle Allen at 740-5994-8499 ext. 223.