Kane County Healthy Places Coalition partners collaborate all year, but especially in October 2017, to highlight lead poisoning risks and prevention. Since lead poisoning is entirely preventable, we want to make parents and other residents aware that lead--from many sources-- continues to poison young children pregnant women and other adults in Kane County.
Data from the Illinois Department of Health show that about half of the lead-poisoned children in our region are harmed by pre-1978 paint in their homes, while others are harmed by lead in painted toys, toy jewelry, candy, or poorly glazed pottery, or through a foreign exposure.
Our Coalition is partnering with physicians, retail paint and hardware stores, and permit departments this month.
Our Healthy Places Coalition has developed a new picture tool to educate parents and children on unusual sources of lead when they bring a young child in for a well child visit. Download the
Physician Lead Picture Tool in English or
Physician Lead Picture Tool in Spanish
Our Coalition partnered with fifteen home improvement stores throughout Kane County to promote lead awareness during October 2017. Each store received an awareness poster, along with flyers and promotion materials for customers and staff to raise awareness about healthy homes and these numerous household hazards. Please stop in and thank them for their help!:Ace Hardware, Lake Street, AuroraAce Hardware Galena Blvd., AuroraAce Hardware, BatviaZiegler Ace Hardware, CarpentersvilleMenards, ElginSherwin-Williams, ElginPittsburgh Paints, ElginZiegler Ace Hardware, Lillian Street, ElginZiegler Ace Hardware, Spring Street, ElginAce Hardware, GenevaZiegler Ace Hardware, HuntleyLowe’s, St. CharlesSherwin-Williams, South ElginZiegler Ace Hardware, South ElginAce Hardware, Sugar Grove
Our Coalition is visiting permit departments in Kane County to gather input on ways that they can make awareness information more available to residents and contractors. A new online kit will be created that shares best practices and makes good info accessible!
A FREE app, Healthy Homes Basics, from the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes offers practical how-to guidance on how to have a safe and healthy home, right at your fingertips!
On the app:
Healthy Homes App English Flyer and
Spanish Flyer to distribute in your community, business, or neighborhoods.
does the community need to support
children who test positive for lower
levels of lead? Because we want our kids to measure up as unleaded!
WE WANT OUR KANE COUNTY TO MEASURE UP LEAD-FREE!