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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session E14

Non-Paint Lead Hazards: Federal, State and Local Perspectives

Description of Session

Lead-based paint is the most common source of lead exposure among children in the United States, but other non-paint sources have been identified as potential exposures contributing to elevated blood lead levels in children. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) have identified a number of consumer products with high lead content, including certain imported candies, foods and cosmetics, metal jewelry/trinkets, herbal medicine products, and some glazed pottery and toys. Presentations in this session will include an overview of the federal perspective on non-paint lead sources and experiences of state and local CLPPPs. The state and local CLPPPs will discuss data trends and development of tools to improve identification and assessment of non-paint hazards. Presenters will provide a description of intervention efforts, including how products were identified, collected, and tested, and subsequent actions such as health advisories and enforcement efforts. Policy issues, including collaboration among local, state, and federal agencies, will also be addressed.

Presenter(s) E-mail
Moderator: Wendy Blumenthal, MPH

Presenter 1: Wendy Blumenthal, MPH

Title of Presentation: Non-Paint Lead Hazards: CDC Perspective

Presenter 2: Deborah Nagin, MPH

Title of Presentation: New York City’s Approach to Addressing Non-paint Lead Hazards

Presenter 3: Patrick MacRoy, MA

Title of Presentation: Chicago’s Approach to Addressing Non-paint Lead Hazards