Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free lead screenings for children at SXU Health Center

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, no appointment necessary

Chicago (Oct. 14, 2010) Saint Xavier University's Health Center will partner with the Chicago Department of Public Health to offer free children's lead screenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 27 at the Health Center on SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Children ages six months through six years can come for screenings on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary.

According to the Chicago Department of Public Health, children under the age of six are most likely to get lead poisoning, typically due to eating or breathing dust contaminated with lead. Lead poisoning can be very harmful to children's' health, leaving them vulnerable to serious mental and behavioral problems. For more information about the importance of lead screening, please visit the Chicago Department of Public Health Web Site or call (312) 747-LEAD (5323).

For more information about this event, please contact the SXU Health Center at (773) 298-3712.



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632

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