For Immediate Release
WXXI AND THE COALITION TO PREVENT LEAD POISONING PRODUCE A VIDEO ON LEAD SAFETY WITH SUPPORT FROM THE ROCHESTER-AREA’S NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY DELEGATION
Rochester, New York (March 17, 2006) – Landlords, renters and homeowners can learn all they need to know about preventing lead poisoning, most commonly caused by ingesting lead-based paint, simply by watching a new, free DVD, Get the Lead Out. The two-hour chaptered program, produced by WXXI in partnership with the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, the Monroe County Health Department and the Rochester Housing Council and Via Health presents the latest guidelines and hands-on techniques to educate residents and landlords about lead. The project was funded by State Assemblyman David Gantt and the Rochester-area New York State Assembly Delegation with a $60,000 grant in support of the community’s quest to end lead poisoning by 2010.
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