QC residents warned of lead poisoning

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QUEZON City residents especially children were warned of the harmful effects of lead to their health and the environment. In a resolution approved by the city council, October 20 to 26 of every year was declared as “Lead Poisoning Prevention Week” to make QC residents cautious of exposure to lead, a substance most commonly found in paints. The lack of awareness on the toxic effects of lead is dangerous to all, especially children, because lead is sometimes present in some toys, school supplies and coloring materials which are sold in many stores. The Lead Poisoning Prevention Week aims to make more people aware that the injurious results from lead exposure can be prevented in homes, schools and places of work. The United Nations-supported Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint said lead is a chemical of major public health concern that can have profound and permanent adverse health effects on children.

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