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Mayor Stoney and partners recognize National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, raise awareness of the city’s free lead abatement program

Mayor Levar Stoney, the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development, the Richmond City Health District, project:HOMES and the local Housing and Urban Development Office are joining forces to raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure and poisoning during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 20-26, 2019. To raise awareness of this critical issue, the Mayor and state health officials will visit the home of a family in South Barton Heights that requested a screening and participated in lead abatement. “Lead poisoning is a serious issue that can impact our children for the rest of their lives,” said Mayor Stoney. “We want every parent to know its dangers, get their kids tested and take full advantage of this free-of-charge program to ensure the safety and well-being of their children.” The city and its partners are working to educate the community on the danger of exposure to lead in the home and the importance of testing children for lead. Par