National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Resources to Protect Children and Building Occupants from Exposure Risks

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) takes place this year from October 23rd through the 29th. The week of recognition is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The goal of NLPPW is to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. This is an important task as the CDC reports that no safe blood level in children has been identified, even low levels have been shown to affect a child's learning capacity, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.

“The most common source of exposure for children is from lead-based paint, which was used in many homes, schools, and buildings constructed before 1978,” said Frank Selamie, President of CTSI. “Another source that has received considerable attention over the last several years is through the water children drink. A number of states now require testing of drinking water sources in schools and daycare centers. Children can even be exposed to lead from dust carried home from a parent's job. The good news is lead poisoning is entirely preventable and CTSI proudly supports the efforts of NLPPW.”

With offices in New York and Florida that service clients nationwide, CTSI offers industrial hygiene and environmental testing, consulting, and training services for lead and lead-based paint-related projects. Their EPA lead certified risk assessors and inspectors have successfully performed thousands of projects for schools, universities, daycare centers, and other government, commercial, and institutional clients. CTSI's services comply with the NYC Department of Health, HUD, and EPA guidelines to protect children, workers, and building occupants.

To learn more about lead or other industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, environmental, health, and safety services, please visit, email, or call (212) 971-7016.

About CTSI
Established in 1992, Consulting & Testing Services, Inc. (CTSI) was founded on one strong commitment: to provide efficient and expert services to clients based on professionalism, innovation, and cost-effective solutions. This commitment has been furthered by CTSI's reputation for fostering client relationships in all sectors of the Environmental Health, Safety, and Construction industries. CTSI prides itself in utilizing a high-quality service based on its diverse team of staff and professionals' concise recommendations and solutions to the most pressing dilemmas. The company operates offices in New York and Florida that service clients across the United States.

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