News Release

October 2, 2002

Free child screenings for lead poisoning offered in October

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will offer free lead poisoning screenings for children throughout October at numerous locations across the city.

Children between six months and 6 years of age will be eligible for the screenings. For more information, call 713-794-9349.

Screening sites, dates and co-sponsors are:

West End Health Center, 190 Heights - October 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Southwest Health Center, 6441 High Star - October 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Magnolia Health Center, 7037 Capitol - October 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lyons Health Center, 5602 Lyons - October 10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Looscan Elementary School, 3800 Robertson - October 11, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

(co-sponsored by de Madres a Madres)

WIC Denver Harbor, 5602 Lyons - October 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sherman Elementary, 1909 McKee - October 16, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

(co-sponsored by de Madres a Madres),

Sunnyside Health Center, 9314 Cullen - October 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Clear Corp Health Fair, 1102 Pinemont Dr. - October 19, 10:30 am-2:30 p.m.

(co-sponsored by Clear Corp.)

San Jose Clinic, 301 Hamilton - October 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

San Jose Clinic, Spring Branch, 8575 Pitner - October 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Northwest WIC, 8536 Hammerly - October 23, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Magnolia Health Center, 7037 Capitol - October 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

OK Korral School, 9114 North Wayside - October 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Northside Health Center, 8523 Arkansas - October 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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