Links provided to get more details about lead hazards

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Links are provided for more details about lead hazards in family housing. (Courtesy photo)

Links are provided for more details about lead hazards in family housing. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii
Public Affairs

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii — The Department of Army directed all Garrisons to hold town halls to communicate the hazards of lead in the environment and to advise their communities on actions the Army is taking.

A majority of homes built prior to 1978 contain lead-based paint, which can have a dangerous effect on the health of young children. Families should contact Island Palm Communities about dry, rusty, peeling paint in older homes. (Courtesy photo)

A majority of homes built prior to 1978 contain lead-based paint, which can have a dangerous effect on the health of young children. Families should contact Island Palm Communities about dry, rusty, peeling paint in older homes. (Courtesy photo)

In response, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii is holding town hall meetings at Helemano Military Reservation, Schofield Barracks, Aliamanu Military Reservation  and Fort Shafter.

The Garrison commander, Col. Thomas J. Barrett, has emphasized that he is committed to providing a safe and secure environment on all USAG-HI installations. He aims to provide the highest quality of care to service members, their families and all those entrusted to his care.

For questions regarding the town hall meetings, call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs Office at 808-656-3155 or email usarmy.wheeler.id-pacific.list.community-relations@mail.mil.

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