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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: ServSafe - Macon County - Tuskegee
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Macon Co. Extension Office, 207 N. Main St., Tuskegee, AL 36083
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    07/29 - ServSafe - Macon County - Tuskegee
  • Subject: ServSafe
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location:
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    07/29 - ServSafe
  • Subject: Food Preservation - Jams and Jellies
    Time: 2:00 PM -
    Location: Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    07/29 - Food Preservation - Jams and Jellies
  • Subject: Master Food Preserver
    Time: 5:00 PM -
    Location: Eastside Circle, Ashland AL
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    07/29 - Master Food Preserver
  • Subject: ServSafe
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location:
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    07/30 - ServSafe
  • Subject: Drying Fruits and Vegetables
    Time: 5:00 PM -
    Location: Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Dr., Valley, AL
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    07/31 - Drying Fruits and Vegetables
  • Subject: Fall Veg. Gardening
    Time: 6:00 PM -
    Location:
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    07/31 - Fall Veg. Gardening
  • Subject: Fall Vegetable Gardening
    Time: 6:00 PM -
    Location: 171 Experiment Loop, Winfield, AL 35594
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    Event Website
    07/31 - Fall Vegetable Gardening
  • Subject: AL Cottage Food Law Training
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location:
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    08/01 - AL Cottage Food Law Training
  • Subject: Special Day At The Farmers Market
    Time: 7:00 AM -
    Location: Agribusiness Center, Oneonta, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/02 - Special Day At The Farmers Market

The Hazards of Lead-Based Paint

In the United States, almost 1 million children between the ages of 1 to 5 are lead-poisoned. Most children are poisoned by breathing or swallowing lead dust from lead-based paint. Even children who appear healthy can have dangerous levels of lead in their bodies. Get your children tested if you think your home has high levels of lead.

In general, the older the home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. Many homes built prior to 1978 (when the Federal government banned lead-based paint from housing) have lead-based paint. To reduce your child's exposure to lead dust, get your children tested for lead, have your home tested by a certified lead-based paint professional(especially if your home has paint in poor condition and built before 1978), and use good cleaning practices and proper nutrition to reduce lead hazards. For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/lead or call 800-424-LEAD.

Educational Initiative

As part of the effort to educate the general public on the hazards of lead-based paint, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has put together these links to provide information to:

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CONTACT US:
107 Duncan Hall
Auburn University AL 36849
Telephone:  (334) 844-7007
FAX:  (334) 844-2236
Dolores Tiner
Executive Support Assistant
tinerda@aces.edu

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