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Wayne Memorial Hospital and The Wayne Independent co-sponsored FREE lead screenings in Honesdale and Lords Valley, Pike County. The total number of children tested over the course of three days was 84; no one tested unsafe 10 or above. Results are being reported children’s doctors and families. The screenings came on the heels of massive toy recalls by Mattel, Inc and its subsidiary Fisher Price, because of toxic lead paint on the toys’ surfaces. The PA Department of Health contracted with PinnacleHealth to provide the free tests on children up to age seven via a mobile van. Site coordinator Joyce Ravinskas, RN and Phlebotomist Linda Hoffman say this was the van’s debut outing. with the van. Robin Ratliff (pictured) of Honesdale, thanked WMH and The Wayne Independent for the screenings for her two children, 4-year-old Emilie and 9-year-old Katelynne. “I doubt my children have been lead-poisoned, but it never hurts to know for sure,” said Ratliffe, who is seen here outside the van with her family. Other cosponsors included Pediatric Practices, the Wayne County Family Center, Wayne County Children’s Coalition, Wayne County MHMR, Dave’s Super Duper, Pike County Medical Center, Safe Kids Coalition of Pike County and the PA Dept of Health (Wayne and Pike Counties).