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Ending Childhood Lead Poisoning - Understanding Health through Community, Environment, and Policy

Ms. Linda Kite - Executive Director- Healthy Homes Collaborative; Dr. Bruce P. Lanphear – Director- Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Center; Dr. Howard Mielke – Professor - Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research
When
Apr 06, 2011 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
UCCS
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508-265-5514
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Like many other environmental health issues, understanding childhood lead exposure involves land use history, politics, and the global economy. In a panel on childhood lead poisoning, we aim to synthesize the science behind lead’s distribution in the environment, the individual and societal implications of lead exposure in childhood, and barriers and opportunities to reducing lead exposure rates in the future.

Lead poisoning continues to be a health threat despite efforts by the public health community to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by the year 2010. The removal of lead from consumer products, such as paint and gasoline, resulted in dramatic declines in the average blood lead levels of children. However, lead persists in the environment and is present in older homes and the surrounding soils. In addition, the burden of elevated blood lead levels is not equally distributed. Some urban communities demonstrate lead poisoning levels of 15-20% while the national average is below 2%. 

Three panelists will discuss policy, science and community action on lead poisoning.

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