I was concerned about lead paint issues in my home because of loose paint dust from the basement and my original 1934 windows.
I panicked for my daughter, Brynn, who was just beginning to crawl at the time, and I was afraid to let her touch the floor anywhere in my home. I took the Lead Safe Work Practices course, spent many days working to properly prepare and paint my floor and was diligent in keeping the work contained. Monroe County lent me a HEPA vacuum, which came in handy for that project and when I replaced my windows. If I had not been educated, lead paint dust and chips would have been everywhere in my home, from top to bottom.
Brynn’s first birthday was two weeks ago. I had her blood lead levels tested and I am writing to let you know that her lead levels were a 1! I am so relieved, because without knowledge the result could have been so devastatingly different.
This letter is to thank you all for caring about the welfare of my child and so many others. I am eternally grateful and my heart is full when I think of you. You are doing good and important work!
Loreen could be referring to YOU at the end of her note. It’s the support of Ad Council donors that make these success stories possible. In fact, Ad Council donors play an integral role in all of our campaigns. For the lead poisoning prevention campaign, donors helped to reduce the instance of Monroe County children who tested positive for lead poisoning by 84% since the campaign’s launch in 2006.
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