Lead testing Aug. 6 at Sheridan-Emmett Park

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MANCHESTER, NH — The Lead Hazard Reduction Program at the City of Manchester will have a table at the One Day of Community event held annually at Sheridan-Emmett Park, 324 Beech St. This is a popular event for school-aged children, who will have access to free school supplies. Come see us between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, August 6.

Screenshot 2016-08-02 at 11.34.00 PMThe Lead Program will have educational materials, coloring books and magnets to give away. Please stop by if you would like to ask a question about the program, or to pick up a program application. Our HUD-funded program provides 0% interest, forgivable loans to repair lead hazards in housing units.

We will also scan items you bring to us on site, to determine if they contain unsafe levels of lead. The following items can be scanned on site:

  • Silverware, dishes, pottery, leaded crystal & glassware;
  • Decorative ceramics & china;
  • Imported kid’s toys (Plastic, metal, painted) metal figurines, trophies;
  • Fishing tackle;
  • Empty imported food cans;
  • Adult or children’s jewelry (must be taken off for scan);
  • Ornaments, decorations & Christmas lights;
  • Painted surfaces at least 6 inches across;
  • Animal hide rugs, blankets, hats or clothes;
  • Garden hose spigots or plumbing fixtures;
  • Keys;
  • Flyers & newsprint (look for ink that smudges on hands).

Please note that we cannot test for the following items on site: soil; artificial turf; paint chips or dust; cosmetics; food items; water; batteries; folk medicines.

If you are interested in having your child (under age 6) screened for elevated blood lead levels, the Health Department will be at the event, and can take down your information to schedule a free appointment at a clinic.

Please contact program staff with any questions.

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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!