Stratford to offer lead awareness program

Press release:

The Stratford Health Department is sponsoring a Lead Awareness and Safe Renovations Program on Wednesday March 28, from 6 to 8 PM. It will be in room 110 at the Birdseye Municipal Complex located at 468 Birdseye St. This program is geared toward owners and employees of family daycare homes and daycare centers, families of children who attend these child care programs, school nurses and anyone who chooses to take on their own renovations.

Presentations by public health professionals and a lead-safe certified contractor will help you learn how to keep children safe from lead exposure and poisoning. Lead poisoning in children has long-term harmful effects, but it is preventable. If you have a home, rental property or child care business that was built before 1978, Federal law now requires contractors to operate in a lead-safe manner. That means they need to be lead-safe certified by the EPA and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination while performing renovation, repair or painting jobs that disturb painted surfaces in homes or child care facilities.

Attend this seminar and gain information on how to choose a lead safe contractor, where to find a certified contractor and be familiar with the harmful dangers that lead poses to your family, children and your business.

The program is free but registration is required. To register or for more information, call 203-385-4090.