Free Lead Paint Safety Meeting Set for June 12

A special meeting to provide a wide range of information on the impacts of lead paint has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at NEA Elementary School at Third and Brush streets.

Neighbors and parents can enjoy pizza, snacks and mingling starting at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. Dale Hagen with Alameda County’s lead-safety program “Healthy Homes,” will answer a number of questions about lead paint inside and outside the home, including:

  • Why is lead paint a health safety issue?
  • How are children and adults exposed to lead?  
  • What are some of the risks inside and outside the home?  
  • How can a homeowner improve lead paint safety in and around the home? 

Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above dangerous levels of 5 micrograms per deciliter.

For more information, email Jeanne at RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Follow the signs to meet in the school’s multipurpose room on Brush Street, across from the Woodstock playground. 

This free community event is sponsored by the Parent Neighbors and NEA Community Learning Center.