In partnership with the St. Joseph County Department of Health, FREE lead screenings will be offered for children ages 1 - 6.
Screenings will take place in study room L105 in the Children's Department at the Main Library. Screenings are done via a blood draw and take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Children under 7 years of age are at risk because they are growing so rapidly and because they tend to put their hands or other objects, which may be contaminated with lead dust, into their mouths.
Risks of lead poisoning for a child include:
- Living/spending time in homes built before 1978
- Siblings with elevated blood lead levels
- Family members working in high-risk environments that include working with metals or lead based items
- Household members with high-risk hobby (working with stained glass, some factory work, refurbishing antiques)
AGE GROUP: | Children |
EVENT TYPE: | Health & Wellness |
|Mon, Jun 05||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Features: numerous public meeting rooms, public computers, wireless laptops and iPads for in-house use and vending area.