The Manchester Department of Health is offering free blood test screenings for children age 6 and under. Simply call (603) 624-6466 to set up an appointment.
Lead and the Body
Lead is not a needed or vital nutrient. The body perceives lead as calcium or iron, and as a result can store lead in bones. Since it is toxic, even small amounts can cause health damage and in extreme cases, even be fatal.
Lead was used for a long time to make many products. Laws now limit how lead can be used, but there are still lead hazards in and around many homes.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Although lead poisoning can be irreversible and so detrimental to our health, especially for children, it is also completely preventable.