CROWN HEIGHTS – Following Tuesday’s City Council hearing where NYCHA’s Chair was questioned about the agency’s failure to properly conduct lead paint inspections in thousands of public housing apartments, NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton (District 20) announced free lead tests for children in Brooklyn.
“Like every New Yorker, every NYCHA resident deserves safe housing,” Hamilton said in a statement. “Every child growing up in NYCHA housing deserves to be free from hazardous lead that can negatively impact their growth and development.”
For the remainder of December and all of January, parents can bring their children to KaMIN Health—Crown Heights Urgent Care (555 Lefferts Ave) for a free and quick blood test to determine their blood-lead level. The Senator adds that every child under the age of six should be tested as well as “anyone any age who suspects that they may have been exposed to lead.”
See the list of questions on the flyer above to determine whether you may have been exposed to lead paint.
Hamilton’s district covers parts of central Brooklyn including Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, and Sunset Park.
KaMIN Health—Crown Heights Urgent Care
555 Lefferts Avenue (between Lamont Court & Kingston Avenue)
8am to 10pm weekdays
4pm to 11pm Saturdays
9am to 10pm Sundays