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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: ServSafe - Barbour County - Eufaula
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Barbour Co. Health Dept., 634 School St., Eufaula, AL 36027
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    12/01 - ServSafe - Barbour County - Eufaula
  • Subject: ServSafe - Barbour County - Eufaula
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Barbour Co. Health Dept., 634 School St., Eufaula, AL 36027
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    12/02 - ServSafe - Barbour County - Eufaula
  • Subject: SERVSAFE
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: 171 Experiment Station Loop Winfield, AL
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    12/08 - SERVSAFE
  • Subject: ServSafe - Russell County - Phenix City
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Russell Co. Extension Office, 508 14th St., Phenix City, AL 36868
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    12/08 - ServSafe - Russell County - Phenix City
  • Subject: ServSafe - Jackson
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location:
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    12/08 - ServSafe - Jackson
  • Subject: SERVSAFE
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: 171 Experiment Station Loop Winfield, AL
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    12/09 - SERVSAFE
  • Subject: ServSafe - Russell County - Phenix City
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Russell Co. Extension Office, 508 14th St., Phenix City, AL 36868
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    12/09 - ServSafe - Russell County - Phenix City
  • Subject: "Grow It, Groove It, Gobble It"
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Oxmoor Valley Comm. Cntr, 1992 Wenonah-Oxmoor Rd., B'ham AL 35211
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    12/10 - "Grow It, Groove It, Gobble It"
  • Subject: ServSafe - Jackson
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location:
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    12/10 - ServSafe - Jackson
  • Subject: ServSafe Pickens County
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Pickens County Health Department
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    12/16 - ServSafe Pickens County

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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