Annual County Health Dept. ‘Lead Walk’ a success

CHENANGO COUNTY — Childhood lead poisoning is widely considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above what American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated. While a simple blood test can lead to treatment that can prevent permanent lifelong damage, the Chenango County Department of Health are committed to eliminating this burden to public health by hitting the pavement and spreading the word.

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