4263.0 Lead exposure in children: vulnerable populations

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
This session touches on many aspects of lead exposure and poisoning, with a particular emphasis on children. Highlights presented include the varied sources of lead exposure and the differential risk factors associated with US immigrant populations. Innovative tools, like GIS, reveal how neighborhoods with greater exposure risk can be identified. The session concludes with a critical examination of issues associated with pediatric lead screening.
Session Objectives: 1. To recognize the varied sources of lead exposure. 2. To articulate the different risk factors of US immigrant populations. 3. To be generally familiar with tools used to identify neighborhoods at greater risk. 4. To recognize lead screening clinical practice patterns.

2:50 PM
Eliminating disparities in childhood lead poisoning: Focusing on immigrant children
Diana P. DeMartini, MPH, CHES, Slavenka Sedlar, MA, Deborah Nagin, MPH, Nancy Clark, MA, CIH, CSP and Jessica Leighton, PhD
3:05 PM
Barriers to pediatric lead screening: A web-based survey of Vermont pediatricians
Britton C. Keeshan, MPH, Catherine Avener, MS, Amanda Abramson, Jillian Brennan, Elizabeth R. Hill, Jeffrey Maclean, MS, Sanchit Maruti, MS, Kelly Mebust, Jan Carney, MD, MPH, Wendy Davis, MD and Austin Sumner, MD, MPH
3:20 PM
Geographic Distribution of the Burden of Lead Poisoning in Rhode Island: Using Spatial Analysis to Identify High Risk Areas
Marissa Hauptman, MPH, Scott Bell, PhD, Sherry H. Weitzen, PhD, Robert Vanderslice, PhD, John R. Logan, PhD and Patrick M. Vivier, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

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