How Lead Effects Your Child:
When was the last time you took your child to get tested for lead poisoning? Your child may not show any noticeable symptoms of lead poisoning but once they are exposed to lead it cannot be reversed. Lead can cause damages to your child’s brain and nervous system, learning disabilities (e.g. lower IQ and attention span), seizures, and even death.
How Your Child Gets Exposed To Lead:
A child’s exposure to lead can be from paint, soil, drinking water, consumer products, foods, cosmetics, medicines, jobs, hobbies, and more. You can visit here to get details on these lead sources.
How To Make Your Home Lead Safe:
We partner with the City of Tucson's Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program by pre-qualifying candidates. Over a three-year period, the City of Tucson and it's partners (e.g. SERI) will use $2,9000,000 of HUD.gov funding to directly assist an estimated 180 vulnerable households. You will receive resources on the dangers of lead, have the option to get your child tested for lead poisoning through our partner, El Rio Health, and receive free home repairs if lead is found in your home.
Pre-qualification Requirements to Participate:
- On low-income (if you fall anywhere in Figure 1)
- Living in a single-family home pre-1978
- Have a child under 6 living or frequently visiting your home
- Property taxes up-to-date
- Living within Tucson City limits
- Homeowner or renter
Figure 1: HUD.gov FY 2020 Income Limits Summary
To pre-qualify and for inquiries please email Imelda Cortez (Environmental Health Promotora at SERI) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-262-7812. You can also fill-out the below Google Form if you would like us to contact you directly.