Free Testing for Lead
McDonald’s and the Detroit Dept. of Health and Wellness Promotion are hosting free lead testing for children 6 and under on Saturday, February 23 from 1-4 pm.
Free testing will be offered at the following two Detroit McDonald’s locations:
Lead is a powerful neurotoxin that interferes with the development and functioning of almost all body organs, particularly the kidneys, red blood cells, and central nervous system. In young children, lead retards the development of the central nervous system and brain. Childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health risk for children today. In the United States, more than three million children age six and younger already have toxic levels of lead in their bodies.