NJ Lead Crisis 2016 -- NJ Poison Center to Help Residents Concerned About Lead

By Leslie Terjesen on Thursday, March 17, 2016

(Newark, NJ) – March 15, 2016 — In the past several weeks there have been several news worthy stories about lead poisoning-  Flint Michigan- lead in the water, Morristown Medical Center- lead in the water, 30 Newark schools- lead in the water. Parents, teachers, pregnant women, breast feeding women, even health professionals have questions. Where can you turn for factual, reliable, and immediate information? Your local poison center 1-800-222-1222.

 

The New Jersey Poison Center has been the “go to place” for information as it pertains to all types of poisoning including lead.  It is now extremely important that the word gets out that the NJ Poison Center is available 24/7/365 to take all calls concerning lead poisoning as it pertains to the Newark school situation. Questions regarding lead poisoning can be directed to Poison Help at 1-800 222 1222 where a health professional is waiting to assist you.   

 

Call to action - Program the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222) into your cell phone and post it somewhere visible in your home and office. In the event of an exposure (your child, pet, or anyone), call Poison Help immediately for help. If someone is unconscious, not breathing, seizing/convulsing, bleeding profusely, difficult to arouse/wake up, etc. call 911.   

 

Help is Just a Phone Call Away!

 

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