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Food Safety/Handling


Lead screening

Click here to take a quiz to find out if your kids need to have a lead screening test.  For additional information, click here.

Lead is a highly toxic substance which can cause a wide range of health problems. Both adults and children can suffer from the effects of lead poisoning, but childhood lead poisoning is much more frequent. Over the many years since we have known about the hazards of lead, tens of millions of children have suffered its health effects. Even today there are still at minimum more than four hundred thousand children under the age of six who have too much lead in their blood. 


Mold is a naturally occurring substance in our environment. Mold in a home or other building can be bad, because of the respiratory illness it can cause in some people. Mold must have water in order to grow inside a building.

If you have mold in your home or another building, you must address the water problem, such as a leaky pipe or flooded basement, in order to solve your mold problem. The above website has directions on how to safely clean up mold.

More questions?

  • A Guide to Mold - EPA
  • Harvey County Water Quality and Sewers (sewer systems, wells and water quality)
  • Water issues (Planning and Zoning)
  • To report a hazardous home or living situation, call the City of Newton's Environmental Control officer, 316-284-6023  or email Environmental Control
  • Food Safety and/or Accomodations inquiries - KS Department of Agriculture
  • Call the Harvey County Health Department at 316-283-1637or email the Community Services Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.