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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health asks Southern California health educators to help promote blood lead screenings in East Los Angeles neighborhoods near violation-ridden Exide lead smelter

Exide Blood Lead Testing


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is responding to concerns about lead exposure in communities near the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in the city of Vernon, California.  Public Health is offering free, confidential Blood Lead Screening for any resident, student, employee, or childcare participant within an approximately three-mile radius of the Exide plant.

Click here to download an informational flyer about the screenings in English, or click here for the Spanish language flyer.

Please share this information on the attached flyers with the appropriate communities you work with.  If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Reff, MA, MSPH, CHES, Health Education Manager, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 323-869-7089 or  dreff “at”

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