Speakers:Tom Carroll, Chief Sanitarian Housing Hygiene Section New York State Department of Health Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection Susan Slade, RN, MS, CHES Program ManagerChild Health Unit Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health New York State Department of Health Lead is a toxin that can harm young children as their bodies develop. It can damage the organs in developing children or lead to learning and behavioral problems. This program will look at how recent surveillance data can be used to create a housing-based approach to eliminating lead poisoning. It will also look at how to best assess a child’s blood lead level and subsequent procedures, including further testing and guidance, if the lead level is elevated. Program Objectives After watching this broadcast participants will be able to: Explain why exposure to environmental lead is a health concern for young children.Describe the steps taken to determine a child’s blood lead level and what happens if the level is elevated.Describe how the lead surveillance data is used to develop a housing based approach for the prevention of childhood lead poisoning.Original Airdate: 9/17/09
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