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Session: Get the Lead Out!: A Children's Health Emergency
4306.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Get the Lead Out!: A Children's Health Emergency
This session will address a threat to children's health that has been looming for years: lead exposure. An unexpected source of lead exposure, antiques, will be presented. The general belief that lead exposure only occurs in low-income neighborhoods and in older houses will be challenged. Policy development to address the high rate of childhood lead poisoning in Rochester, New York will be presented. Findings from the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program's blood lead surveillance system study will be discussed. The partnership of the City of Philadelphia's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the National Nursing Centers Consortium to provide Lead Safe Babies will be presented. The use of GIS technology to prevent lead poisoning in Mississippi will be discussed. The link educational outcomes and lead exposure will be addressed as a result of the CHildren's Environmental Health Initiative at Duke University.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Name an unexpected pathway of lead exposure in the home; List three challenges facing collaborative efforts to develop precautionary policies; Identify the average length of time for homes to be considered lead-safe; Recognize the usefulness of GIS Technology in identifying children at-risk for lead poisoning; Understand the effect of early childhood lead exposure on performance on end of grade tests later in life.
Moderator(s):Laureen Burton
4:30 PMLead hazards: New and unexpected pathways of exposure in the home  [ Recorded presentation ]
Laurel A. Sharmer, PhD, MPH, CHES, Kathlynn Northrup-Snyder, PhD, RN, CNS, Wenyen Juan, PhD
4:40 PMCommunity coalition drives new primary prevention policy  [ Recorded presentation ]
Katrina Korfmacher, PhD, Kate M. Kuholski, BS
4:50 PMLength of time needed to make homes lead-safe for children aged 0-6 years with elevated blood lead levels
Kristina Zierold, PhD, MS, Henry Anderson, MD, Jeff Havlena, MS
5:00 PMLead Safe Babies: Environmental justice through primary prevention  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nancy L. Rothman, EdD, RN, Richard Tobin, MS, MPA, Tine Hansen Turton, MG, Robert Himmelsbach, BA, Rita Lourie, MSN, MPH, RN
5:10 PMUtilizing GIS Technology to assess risk for lead poisoning in Mississippi: Part II
Marinelle Payton, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, Stevenson Paradeshi, BS
5:20 PMLinkages between early childhood lead exposure and performance on end of grade exams
Marie Lynn Miranda, Dohyeong Kim, M. Alicia Overstreet, BS, Andy Hull, S. Philip Morgan, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Epidemiology; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Nursing; School Health Education and Services; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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