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The role of Head Start programs in addressing lead in water [Information memorandum]


Head Start programs have a critical role to play in preventing lead poisoning in children. Programs are required to maintain a facility that is free from pollutants, hazards, and toxins that are accessible to children and could endanger their safety — and that includes lead in water and paint. As part of Head Start monitoring, programs can expect to be asked about their processes to identify lead hazards and mitigate them. This Information Memorandum highlights available resources for programs to address lead in water specifically. (author abstract)

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