Lead paint: Despite progress, hundreds of Maryland children still poisoned

Read about the progress in Maryland.

Flint’s ‘toxic soup’ polluted water worse for children than thought, doctor says

Read about the ongoing situation here. Here in New Orleans, our old pipes can lead to high lead levels too, which is why we’ve partnered with LSUHSC School of Public Health’s LEAD Study, which is testing tap water around New Orleans in high risk homes. If you are interested in having your water tested, please email leadstudy@lsuhsc.edu or go to their website sph.lsuhsc.edu/leadstudy for more information.

Around town this weekend!

Today we are at St Anna’s health fair talking about lead poisoning prevention. Lead screening scheduled for Saturday September 27 at St Anna’s on Esplanade for Saturday school participants and community members. Tomorrow, come see us at Jericho Road health fair on the corner of Washington and Lasalle for free blood lead level testing, 1-5pm!