Lead Education & Prevention

Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County is committed to providing education and trainings on lead poisoning prevention. Listed below are several resources and opportunities, most of which are free.

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Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips!

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our Education Center to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

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Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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Food Safety in Power Outages

Learn about what is safe and not safe to eat during a power outage and how to cook with no power!

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Home Energy Assistance Program

HEAP is an energy assistance program which helps to pay for utility bills. For dates, income guidelines, documentation needed and application forms, click here...

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Wood Stove Safety

Here are some tips for buying, installing and maintaining your wood stove, and precautions that can help you avoid having a chimney fire.

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Winter Weather Safety

Learn how you can better prepare yourself for the bitter winters of New York State.

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Wrapping Paper

Burning glossy, waxy or metallic paper can release highly toxic chemicals into the air! Visit our page on safe ways to dispose of used holiday wrapping materials instead!

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Last updated November 25, 2015