College of Nursing to offer free lead screenings

July 7 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State University's College of Nursing and the Sycamore Nursing Center will be conducting free lead screenings for children ages 6 months to 6 years at the Locust Street IGA on July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Sycamore Nursing Center will have information available for parents and the community regarding the risks of lead poisoning and what their child's lead level means.

The Sycamore Nursing Center is trying to target areas that are at severe risk in our community. The areas around the Locust Street IGA have a lot of older homes and many could possibly contain lead base paint.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control state that children are at risk for lead poisoning if they live in or regularly visit a house that was built before 1950 or one that was built before 1978 and is being remodeled or has recently been remodeled.

Hot dogs and drinks will be provided courtesy of Locust Street IGA.

For more information about the lead screening or the upcoming Pediatrics Clinic August 3 at Sycamore Nursing Center, contact Leslie Krockenberger at (812) 237-3696.

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Contact: Leslie Krockenberger, ISU College of Nursing, (812) 237-3696.

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

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Indiana State University's College of Nursing and the Sycamore Nursing Center will be conducting free lead screenings for children ages 6 months to 6 years at the Locust Street IGA on July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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