Created on Wednesday, 03 December 2008 10:08

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

Health Department to Offer Free Lead Testing for Toys and Other Consumer Products Prior to the Holidays

Beginning December 4 and continuing through January 28, the Marion County Health Department’s Lead Safe and Healthy Homes program will offer free lead testing of consumer products. The testing will determine if the product contains lead levels in excess of federal standards. Consumers can bring their merchandise to any of the locations for testing.

“The Marion County Health Department is pleased to offer this testing as a way to offer education and reassurance to the community that the products they are buying, especially for children, are lead safe,” said Dr. Virginia A. Caine, director, Marion County Health Department.

The testing dates, times and locations include:

December 4, 2008
4:00-8:00 pm
Fountain Square Branch
1066 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203

December 8, 2008
4:00-8:00 pm
Nora Branch
8625 Guilford Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46240

December 15, 2008
4:00-8:00 pm
Irvington Branch
5625 E Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

December 18, 2008
4:00-8:00 pm
Wayne Branch
198 S Girls School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46231

January 6, 2009
4:00-8:00 pm
Southport Branch
2630 E Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46227

January 7, 2009
4:00-8:00 pm
Warren Branch
9701 E 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229

January 28, 2009
4:00-8:00 pm
Glendale Branch
6101 N Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220

For more information about the Lead Safe and Healthy Homes program, contact the Marion County Health Department at 221-2155.