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Free Blood Lead Testing Offered In East Chicago

By Jill Sheridan, IPB News | Published on in Community, Family Issues, Health
(Samantha Horton/IPB News)
(Samantha Horton/IPB News)

Free blood lead testing for children will be available in East Chicago Thursday.

Federal, state and city agencies teamed up to offer the testing from a mobile unit. The tests will be given from 2-7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center parking lot at the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago.  The tests will be free for children ages six months to 7-years-old.

A recent study found the blood lead levels of children living in the superfund site is higher than those living in other parts of the city.