Helping Hands – Get your childcare program tested for lead for FREE

During this time it’s important to remember all aspects of staying healthy and that includes testing your childcare facility for lead.

Helping Hands comes to you in partnership with COAD4Kids.

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.

 

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