Students at Garner day care test free of lead poisoning
Posted September 12, 2011
Garner, N.C. — Test results show no instances of lead poisoning among children who attended a Garner day care where lead paint was present.
Ridoutt's Daycare Center, at 600 Saint Marys St., closed in July after an environmental inspection found lead paint in the infant and kitchen areas. It had been in business for more than 60 years.
The county initiated the investigation after a routine sanitation inspection in March uncovered flaking paint at the facility.
Owners Chad and Candy Ridoutt were among the parents whose children had to be tested by the state health department. All of them got a clean bill of health.