17th Annual Lighthouse Park Lead Education Picnic
Help Shine a Light on Lead Safety at New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park! Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Our 17th Annual Lead Education Picnic at Lighthouse Point Park. Free lunch and snacks. Fun entertainment including a magician, dancing and Mad Science Show. Learn about lead in our interactive "Dusty" the Dog lead exhibit. Enjoy a fun learning experience with the New Haven Fire Department, Connecticut State Police and American Medical Response. Participate in free activities such as carousel rides, face-painting, potting flowers & plants, & tie-dye t-shirtsDownload the brochure
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Children from all social and economic strata can be affected. The key is stopping children from coming into contact with lead and treating children who have been poisoned by lead. Some health care providers do not perceive lead poisoning to be a problem in their community and therefore do not routinely screen their pediatric population or test at-risk children, even when a parent requests that a child be tested. A lack of knowledge about lead poisoning and its causes often delays parents from having their children tested or from taking appropriate safety measures. There is no safe level of lead in the human body, ever.