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Five people test positive for high lead levels in Sebring

Sunday, January 24, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"SEBRING, Ohio - Five people tested positive for elevated levels of lead during a special blood screening conducted in Sebring over the weekend at BL Miller Elementary school.

The Mahoning County District Board of Health tested 176 women, children and babies in response to high levels of lead found in water sampled from homes served by the Sebring Village water system.

The Ohio Department of Health provided 400 test kits and materials to process the test. 24 health district employees administered the tests to babies, children six years old and younger, along with nursing or pregnant moms.

The individuals whose results showed high lead levels have been referred to their doctors to receive a venous blood test which is more accurate than the finger stick tests administered on Sunday..."

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