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New Jersey Department of Health Kicks Off #kNOwLEAD Campaign

10/25/2016
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CLICK HERE for a downloadable poster in English

​CLICK HERE for a downloadable poster in Spanish
 
To mark National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 23-29), the Department is kicking off a
statewide #kNOwLEAD public education campaign to increase awareness of all lead hazards for children,
educate parents about the risks of lead exposure in children and encourage them to get their children
tested at ages 1 and 2 years.

The Department is asking our partners to join us in raising awareness of the dangers of lead exposure.
Search #kNOwLEAD on Twitter and Facebook, and look for photos of Health Commissioner Cathleen
Bennett, state leaders and local health partners who are joining us on social media to help spread the word
that there is no safe level of lead in children. You can help by liking the Department on Facebook,
following us on Twitter and sharing your own photos using #kNOwLEAD.

In addition to social media, the campaign also features a new childhood lead webpage
(www.nj.gov/health/childhoodlead), downloadable posters on our website, video messages in English
from Commissioner Bennett and in Spanish from Deputy Commissioner Dr. Arturo Brito, newspaper opeds,
bus advertisements in Hudson County and corner store advertising in the eight counties where
children are at high risk of lead exposure: Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Union, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean
and Passaic.

As part of the effort, Commissioner Bennett, Dr. Brito and other Department leaders are traveling around
the state speaking to public health and healthcare partners at events such as the annual WIC conference to
discuss the campaign and ask for all our stakeholders to work with us in promoting awareness by sharing
our posters, sharing our social media messages and spreading our #kNOwLEAD information.

In addition to our awareness campaign, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced on
Friday that eight nonprofit organizations have been selected as part of a $10 million pilot program to
identify and remediate lead-based paint hazards in low- and moderate-income households, particularly
where children and pregnant women risk permanent harm to their health. The pilot program will target areas
of the state with the highest level of need including Camden, East Orange, Elizabeth, Irvington, Jersey City,
Newark, Passaic, Paterson, Plainfield and Trenton. The nonprofits receiving funding are: PACO, Inc.; La
Casa de Don Pedro; ISLES; PRAB, Inc.; PROCEED; Community Affairs and Resource Center; Greater
Bergen Community Action; and the Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society.
While over the years we have made great strides in reducing children’s exposure to lead, there is still no
safe level of lead in children and we want to prevent all exposure. Working together, we can ensure that
parents know the sources of lead and how children can be exposed, know when to get children tested and
know where to get more information.

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2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
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Ewing, NJ 08628 
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320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
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Ewing Animal Shelter 
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 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
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Ewing Branch Library 
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Rental Property Concern Hotline 
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Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
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