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Lead Screening Available At Fair

July 24, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson No Comments
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Teton County Public Health is offering free blood lead screenings to the first 150 children birth-age through six who visit the Public Health booth at the Teton County Fair, beginning Thursday.  Teton County Public Health is using this program to determine if there a lead problem in the general population.  Health officials point out that children are exceptionally at risk and if untreated, lead exposure may result in a variety of issues including learning and developmental delays and hearing, and behavioral problems. To be tested for lead exposure children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and be a resident of Teton County.  Test results will be available with-in 30 minutes of sample collection, which requires a finger stick blood draw.

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