Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention

 

What we do

CHCC educates families, homeowners, renters, landlords, property managers and community partners on ways to prevent childhood lead poisoning primarily in Biddeford and Saco.

Who we reach 

CHCC works directly with homeowners, renters, landlords, property managers and community partners in Biddeford and Saco.

Our approaches

  • Promotion and education: CHCC distributes Maine Department of Health and Human Services educational materials about lead poisoning prevention and runs promotional campaigns about the health risks associated with exposure to lead dust and how to request a free test for your home.  
  • In home Lead dust wipe tests: CHCC partners with Head Start and Maine Families in York County to conduct facilitated lead dust tests in homes.  

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