Child care providers and early childhood education providers play an important role in preventing childhood lead poisoning. They have a direct link to parents and families with small children, can help recognize the dangers before a health issue arises, and encourage all families to have their child tested for lead.
Even small levels of exposure to lead can be extremely harmful to children.
Hundreds of thousands of kids are affected by lead paint in the U.S with some level of irreversible damage, such as lower intelligence, learning disabilities, and behavioral issues.
New cases of childhood lead poisoning are diagnosed every year, but many more go unreported.
Recent research shows that new cases can be directly linked to renovations where the work environment was inadequately cleaned and contained.