For today only
This is to remind you that the DC Department of Health’s Mobil Unit
will be located in the parking lot of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, 1st Street and
Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00
p.m., on Tuesday, March 9, 2004, to test DC residents for possible excessive
levels of lead in their blood. The populations that will be primarily
focussed upon during this effort are (1) expectant mothers and (2) children
under six years of age. However, I am told that no one who presents themselves
for testing will be turned away.
A second opportunity to get your blood tested for lead will take place
this coming Friday, March 12, 2004, also between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m., at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center, 1743 Lincoln Road, N.E.
Again, expectant mothers and small children are being targeted for this
effort; and, no one is suppose to be turned away who presents himself/herself
If you have the slightest concern about your level of exposure to lead,
I hope you will find the time to get your blood tested during one of the
abovementioned time periods.