LETTER: Protect your family from dangers of lead paint
To The Telegram: The health and safety of our children is everybody's concern. The issue of lead paint has been in the news a lot lately and it's hard to exaggerate its dangers. Permanent mental and physical problems in children are well documented.
To The Telegram:
The health and safety of our children is everybody's concern. The issue of lead paint has been in the news a lot lately and it's hard to exaggerate its dangers. Permanent mental and physical problems in children are well documented. The dangers posed by lead paint in our homes are far greater and more immediate than the imported toys recalled by Mattel.
The Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services, Catholic Charities and the City of Superior have been working toward community solutions to protect those among us who are most vulnerable.
I thought your readers should know that the Superior Landlord Association program, (SLAP) as part of a continuing effort to work on making our city a better place to live, has scheduled Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Vicki Drake, to discuss this lead problem and specifically what each of us can do to create a safer environment in our homes and for our children. Adults who care for children under 6 should not miss this opportunity. Mark your calendar for Dec. 13, regular meeting 6:30 followed by the lead safety presentation at 7:15 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. Whether or not you can attend, you should make it a point to obtain the U.S. government pamphlet, "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home." It will be handed out at this meeting but can be obtained for free from the Health Department office in the Government Center.
The city of Superior is currently working on how to comply with "Project 2010," Wisconsin's effort to make the State entirely lead-safe by the year 2010. Please look for the ongoing efforts to encourage city officials to make this a priority.
The city council recently passed a rental licensing ordinance, and concerned citizens are attempting to make lead safety an Important part of this program. I hope city counselors and other city officials will attend to hear this important information and the public comments to follow. For inquiries about how you can help, call Marty Curtiss 392-1943 or e-mail email@example.com .
If you would like more information on lead based paint call Vicki Drake at 395-1304, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org )
Landlords who are not already a member of the Superior Landlord Association Program (SLAP) are invited to attend an important organizational meeting to discuss matters of mutual concern scheduled tonight at 6:30 PM at the library. Call or e-mail Marty at 392-1943 or email@example.com .
-- Marty Curtiss,