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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Protecting Children, Families and Workers in Puerto Rico

Zimmetry Environmental provides industrial hygiene, environmental and material testing and consulting services to identify and mitigate exposure risks to lead and other regulated substances.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

Lead-based paints continue to be the most common source of exposure for most children.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) takes place this year from October 22nd through the 28th. The week of recognition is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“Together, we can prevent lead exposure!” is the theme for this year’s NLPPW. The goal of the annual event is to bring together individuals, organizations, industry and state, tribal and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. This is an important task as the CDC reports that no safe blood level in children has been identified. Even low levels have been shown to affect a child’s learning capacity, ability to pay attention and academic achievement.

“Lead-based paints continue to be the most common source of exposure for most children,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “It was used in many homes, schools and buildings constructed before 1978 throughout Puerto Rico and the nation. Another source that has received considerable attention over the last several years is due to lead leaching from plumbing pipes and fixtures into drinking water. Children can even be exposed to lead from dust carried home from a parent’s job. The good news is lead poisoning is entirely preventable and Zimmetry proudly supports the efforts of NLPPW. Our environmental and industrial hygiene professionals offer comprehensive lead testing and consulting services all year long. These services, available in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean, protect children, families and workers. They also help to keep companies and institutions in regulatory compliance.”

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their lead, indoor air quality (IAQ), environmental, occupational and compliance testing and consulting services, please visit, call (787) 995.0005 or email .

About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.

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