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 Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Servsafe - Shelby County
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Shelby County Extension 54 Kelley Lane Columbiana Al
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    10/21 - Servsafe - Shelby County
  • Subject: ServSafe Greensboro
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: 529 Centerville St.
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    10/21 - ServSafe Greensboro
  • Subject: ServSafe - Madison
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: 301 Max Luther Drive N.W. Huntsville, Alabama 35811
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    10/21 - ServSafe - Madison
  • Subject: Cottage Food Law and certification
    Time: 3:00 PM -
    Location: Alabama Cooperative Extension Office, Rockford
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    10/21 - Cottage Food Law and certification
  • Subject: Mastering Food Preservation
    Time: 4:00 PM -
    Location: Macon Co. Ext. Office, 207 North Main St., Tuskegee, AL 36083
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    10/21 - Mastering Food Preservation
  • Subject: North Alabama Nursery Tour
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Various
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    10/22 - North Alabama Nursery Tour
  • Subject: ServSafe Greensboro
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: 529 Centerville St.
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    10/22 - ServSafe Greensboro
  • Subject: North Alabama Nursery Tour
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Various
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    10/23 - North Alabama Nursery Tour
  • Subject: Canning Workshop Perry County
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location:
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    10/23 - Canning Workshop Perry County
  • Subject: Mastering Food Preservation
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Bullock Co. Ext. Office, 21578 Hwy 82E, Union Springs, AL 36089
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    10/23 - Mastering Food Preservation

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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