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The St. Clair County Health Department is working with Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in a joint effort to keep residents informed about the increasing levels of lead observed at the air monitoring data station near Mueller Brass. The levels are in compliance with national air quality standards and MDEQ has been working with Mueller Brass on resolutions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, no safe blood level in children has been identified. Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized. The only way to detect lead poisoning is by performing a simple blood test. Some things you can do to prevent lead posing into your home are Wash your and your children’s hands regularly especially before eating and sleeping, eating nutritious foods with high iron, calcium and vitamin C contents, not wearing shoes inside your home and Mopping floors regularly. For more updates visit scchealth.co