The Best Way to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure is to #kNOwLEAD .
The Montclair Health Department in partnership with the Mountainside Family Practice Group announce a Free Lead Screening Program for children ages 1-6 years.
As lead exposure continues to be an ongoing health challenge, it is important that parents take precautionary measures to keep their children safe and healthy. While exposure can damage a child’s learning and development, it can be prevented. The Montclair Health Department has partnered with Mountainside Family Practice Group to provide a Lead Screening Program for residents of Montclair, Cedar Grove, Nutley and Verona.
Parents should ensure their child is tested for lead exposure at a pediatrician’s office at ages 1 and 2. For children that have not been tested, or if it is possible that your child has exposed to lead, the following Lead Screening dates and locations are being provided:
Monday, May 6th, 2019 - Montclair Health Department, 205 Claremont Ave, Montclair, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - Nutley Health Department, 149 Chestnut Street, Nutley, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Monday, May 20, 2019 - Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Monday, June 3rd, 2019 - Cedar Grove Municipal Building, 525 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The #kNOwLead campaign includes outreach about lead exposure to Pre Schools, Schools and Doctor offices. Lead can disrupt the normal growth and development of a child’s brain and central nervous system. While lead paint in homes built before 1978 remains the largest contributor to elevated blood lead levels in children, there are many different lead exposure sources, including water from leaded pipes and imported toys, candy, spices, jewelry, cosmetics, herbal remedies, and pottery.
Please call Montclair Health Department at 973-509-4970 to make an appointment