District of Columbia Lead-Safe and Healthy Homes Hub

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Unsafe construction and remediation Unsafe construction and remediation projects can pose a serious threat to the health of DC residents. If you see unsafe work that is spreading paint chips, debris or large amounts of dust in your neighborhood or in your home, please call 202-535-1934 and file a report.  
The most harmful illnesses Did you know that many of the most harmful illnesses that affect children can be triggered or worsened by the condition of your home? Asthma attacks, lead poisoning, some forms of cancer, and many other conditions can be caused by an unsafe environment. Keeping your family safe means keeping your home healthy!  
Children's Blood Testing The only way to know if your child is being poisoned by lead is to have your health provider conduct a screening. In Washington DC, the law requires that all children must be tested for lead twice – once around the first birthday, and again around 2 years of age.  

Mold and Mildew

Molds in the

home produce allergens that cause allergic reactions. These reactions can include sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, itchy eyes, and skin rashes. Mold can also trigger asthma episodes and respiratory problems.

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Lead Poisoning

Lead is a metal found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. Lead has many different uses. It is used in the production of batteries, ammunition, metal products (solder and 澳门足球博彩_2016奥运会外围赌球最新官方网站【赔率最高】 pipes), and devices to shield X-rays.

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Asthma Triggers

Asthma is a lung disease that causes difficulty in breathing and