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    Public Health Phone answered 24/7

    public_health_info@jeffco.us
    303-232-6301

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    645 Parfet Street
    Lakewood, CO 80215

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    Lakewood Clinic

    645 Parfet Street Lakewood, CO 80215
    303-239-7078
    Fax: 303-239-7088

    WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) in Arvada

    5150 Allison Street Arvada, CO 80002
    303-271-5780
    Fax: 303-275-7503

    WIC in Wheat Ridge

    7495 W. 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    303-271-5780
    Fax: 303-239-9592

    WIC in Lakewood - 645 Parfet Street, 80215

    email: kharris@jeffco.us
    303-271-5780
    Fax: 303-239-7023

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  • Lead Prevention
    Get The Lead Out
     

    Homes / buildings that were built before 1978 may contain lead based products. Lead is a metal found naturally in the earth’s surface. Lead can also be produced from burning fossil fuels, manufacturing and mining. Lead is used to produce many items such as batteries, pipes and metal parts for machinery. Because of health concerns, its use has been discontinued in many products such as paint, fuel and kitchenware. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the major source of lead exposure for children in the U.S. is lead based paint and lead-contaminated dust found in deteriorating buildings. However, lead levels can still be present in drinking water. The most common source of lead in drinking water is from leaching household plumbing. Drinking water with more than 15 ppb of lead over long periods of time can cause health effects.

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recommends that anyone who has questions or concerns regarding a child’s exposure to lead please contact their primary doctor to setup an appointment for a lead exposure screening. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with your primary health care provider, call Jefferson County Public Health (303‐232‐6301) for resources in our community.

    In addition, and because lead exposure can come from many environmental sources, parents are reminded that providing children with healthy foods high in calcium, iron and vitamin C may help keep lead out of the body. Calcium is in milk yogurt, cheese and green, leafy vegetables like spinach. Iron is in lean red meats, beans, peanut butter and cereals. Vitamin C can be found in oranges, green and red peppers and juice. You may also find information on lead in drinking water at the EPA website.