Childhood Lead Exposure in the United States: CDC’s Role in Prevention, Education, and Surveillance (Pre-Recorded Video)

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To commemorate NLPPW, CDC and its partners broadcasted webinars in English and Spanish. Content from the Childhood Lead Exposure in the United States webinar has been translated to Spanish.

Overview

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our partners work to heighten awareness of lead poisoning, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions during NLPPW and beyond.

CDC Subject matter experts discussed sources of lead in children’s environments, populations at higher risk, current trends among children in the U.S., prevention strategies, and current initiatives.

Presenters

Paul Allwood, Ph.D., M.P.H./ R.S.
Branch Chief, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance Branch (proposed), CDC

Madeline Jones, M.P.H., CHES
Health Communication Fellow, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance Branch (proposed), CDC

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