Free blood tests offered to screen for lead poisoning in wake of Exide contamination

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Friday, August 2, 2019
Free blood tests offered to screen for lead poisoning in wake of Exide contamination
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health started offering free blood lead tests in communities impacted by the Exide battery plant.

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health started offering free blood tests offered to screen for lead poisoning in wake of Exide contamination.

This is one of the many ways the county has been working in communities impacted by the lead contamination.

Health experts say, in most cases lead poisoning has no symptoms. Officials are trying to screen as many residents as possible by setting up these events in the communities.

Also, experts say the only way to detect lead poisoning is through a blood test.

Blood tests for lead in the community:

Thursday, August 1st, 2019, 5:00P.M. - 8:00P.M. Parks After Dark Resource Fair at Ruben F. Salazar Park

3864 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Saturday, August 10th, 2019, 10:00A.M. - 1:00P.M. Health Fair, Via Care Community Health Center

501 S. Atlantic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019, 5:30P.M. - 7:30P.M. Union Pacific Community Meeting, Our Lady of Victory Church

1316 S. Herbert Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023

Friday, August 16th, 2019, 5:00P.M. - 8:00P.M. Summer Night Lights, Ramon Garcia Recreation Center

1016 S. Fresno St, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Friday, August 23rd, 2019, 10:00A.M. - 3:30P.M.. DMH Promotoras Conference, NewStart Housing Corporation

3355 E. Gage Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255