EH Nexus Webinar: Healthy Gardening: Tips for Preventing Lead Poisoning

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Join us Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 1:00–2:00 p.m. E.T. for the next EH Nexus webinar. Subject matter experts (SMEs) from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present on innovative education and outreach events called soilSHOPs (Soil Screening, Health, Outreach, and Partnership) and childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts. You will also learn about ATSDR’s plans for upcoming regional soilSHOP events to commemorate Earth Day on April 22, 2023.

During this webinar, you will

  • discover how to plan your own soilSHOP event with our customizable resource,
  • learn about safe gardening and your health,
  • explore best practices for reducing exposures to contaminants in your soil, and
  • gain awareness of CDC’s childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts.
Dawnovise Fowler, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Dr. Dawnovise (Dawn) Fowler, Ph.D., L.M.S.W
Dr. Fowler is the Chief of the Community Engagement Science and Interventions Section (CESIS) in the Office of Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dr. Fowler leads CESIS in the development and implementation of best practices for effectively engaging communities and health professionals to address environmental health.

Kathryn L. Bing, B.S.

Leann Bing, B.S.
Ms. Bing is an Environmental Health Scientist with the Office of Community Health and Hazard Assessment at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Her work involves protecting communities from exposure to toxic chemicals from Superfund, brownfields, and emergency hazardous waste sites.

Perri Ruckart, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Perri Ruckart, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Dr. Ruckart currently serves as the Team Lead for the Program Development, Communications, and Evaluation Team at CDC’s Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance Branch (proposed). She has also worked as a co-principal investigator for studies of contaminated drinking water and adverse health outcomes at Camp Lejeune and as a technical consultant for the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program.

This special webinar broadcasted on Wednesday, January 25, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.