The state Department of Public Health is sending more money to New Milford for lead poisoning prevention.
New Milford is receiving more funding than anticipated from the Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Financial Assistance program. Nearly $6,000 was approved by the Town Council for the Health Department. The money will be used for education, prevention and follow up in lead poisoning cases.
Director Mike Crespan says any case where children are tested and show levels greater than five micrograms per deciliter are treated. He told the Town Council at their most recent meeting that the town only sees one or two cases a year, many come from lead dust rather than children eating paint chips.