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Lead Poisoning...

...is the perfect predator. It is silent, it is all around us, it doesn’t discriminate. And all too often, we end up paying the ultimate price: Our children.

A little-known fact about lead poisoning is that it continues to be one of our nation’s most critical public health issues, yet it is preventable. Some of the best tools we can use to keep our children safe from lead exposure are the most accessible and inexpensive: education, testing, paint, and soap and water.

The Perfect Predator is a documentary that touches on one aspect of this complicated issue that often gets overlooked – the harsh reality and far-reaching effects of this disease on all of us. When children have lead poisoning, entire families, and in turn entire communities, suffer the effects of lead poisoning.

The Perfect Predator was produced under the leadership of Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. through the Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program grant in partnership with The Oneida County Health Department, The New York State Department of Health, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County, Tompkins County Public Health, Steuben County Public Health, and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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