According to health officials, there is no level of lead in the body that is known to be without harmful effects.
That is why NYLCV is urging everyone – homeowners, health care providers, businesses, politicians, educators, etc. – to participate in the federal government’s upcoming National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), which will be held Oct. 23-29, with wide dissemination of information and a series of topic-focused releases and webinars to spread awareness and lead to community and legislative action.
The National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is co-sponsored by three federal agencies: the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here are some webinars being offered this week where you can learn more about this important topic:
- Tuesday, October 25 from 2pm – 3:30pm: Understanding Lead: Learn about lead and actions we can take to reduce exposure. Register here.
- Wednesday, October 26 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule Awareness: Learn about EPA’s RRP Rule. Register here.
- Wednesday, October 26 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm Lead Awareness Curriculum Train-the-Trainer: Learn how to use and modify the Lead Awareness Curriculum. Oct. 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m. ET. Register here.
- Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. for an engaging webinar, CDC and HRSA Partner for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: Guidance for Clinicians. Healthcare providers can play a key role in preventing lead poisoning by identifying children at risk for lead exposure, testing blood lead levels, and connecting families to any needed follow-up services. In partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), CDC subject matter experts will provide up-to-date information about preventing exposure to lead, testing, and medical management of children with lead poisoning. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the epidemiology of lead exposure as a public health problem and CDC’s recommended actions for blood lead testing and follow-up care.Registration link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_X0kn1sBhRXeLZxHX1JibFQ
- Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. for an engaging webinar, All Children can be Exposed to Lead: CDC’s Efforts to Promote Awareness and Testing.Lead exposure is not limited to certain groups of children. Children can be exposed to lead from various sources in their environments—some more common than others. In this webinar, CDC subject matter experts will discuss the many ways children can be exposed to lead and share tangible ways families can protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about CDC’s efforts and strategies to increase blood lead testing among children.Registration link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_sXZO0NBsSyeGdIW6zijXTw
The themes of this year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) are
- Get the Facts
- Get Your Home Tested
- Get Your Child Tested
The NLPPW Information Kit (en Español) aims to help individuals, organizations, and state and local governments to work together to reduce childhood exposure to lead. The Information Kit provides state and local governments and organizations with key materials and resources that are available for distribution to a wide array of audiences. The digital kit Includes:
- Basic Lead Poisoning Information
- Talking Points
- Steps to Create Localized Outreach
- Examples of Awareness Activities
- Digital Materials
- Social Media
- Other Resources