Lead poisoning clinic

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Jennifer Corn of Springfield was told her home was safe from lead, so she assumed that her children would be safe from lead poisoning. She was wrong.

All four of her children had problems with lead poisoning, but her youngest son, Danny Estep, 7, developed the worst case of lead poisoning of them all.

As reported in the Regional Pediatric Health Assessment, more than one out of five area parents live in homes that they say were built in or before 1950, putting their children at higher risk of exposure to lead-based paints. In addition, only 30.7 percent of area children younger than 7 years have been tested for lead poisoning.

The Lead Poisoning Clinic receives referrals from other agencies as well as physicians seeing children with high lead levels. A pediatrician specializing in lead poisoning, a trained LP nurse and a social worker staffs the clinic. The clinic coordinates with the Ohio Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for home and environmental assessment for lead, and parent education.

In the last two years, 155 visits were made to the Children’s Health Clinic by children with elevated lead levels.

 

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Free bike helmets will be given out as part of the Monroe Bike Rodeo this year.

The 1st Annual Logan X. Hess Stop Child Abuse Poker Run and Car Show will take place August 3. The ride begins at the Piqua American Legion and ends at Edison Community College. The car show will be at Edison Community College.

West Carrollton Police will be on hand to insure proper fit for all bike helmets.

Sample the distinctive flavors of the many cultures of Old North Dayton while enjoying entertainment, children's activities and a bicycle decoration competition for ages 9-16. All bike entries MUST be registered with the Dayton Police in advance at go.cityofdayton.org or at the Festival at 5:30 PM.

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