Online Program

"A Double Whammy Exposure to Lead at Home and from Abroad"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tunde M. Akinmoladun, PhD, DAAS, FRSPH, Academic Health Resources, Columbia, MO
Lead exposure continues to be a major public health problem today in the United States and abroad. It has been more than 36 years since lead based paint was phased out in the U.S, but exposure problems remain in homes, public places, imported foods, cans, jewelery and other consumer products. There is also a new concern about newly arrived immigrants bringing in high blood lead  levels to the U.S, thus, excacerbating the issue with lead exposures and health consequences, especially among the very young who are the most vulnerable to brain damage, mental and emotional developmental disorder, organ damage, plumbism, and many more.

This presentation will assess the efficacy of U.S lead prevention and control programs, the severity of lead  exposures amongst children from economically disadvantaged families, identify the cities, towns, and states that rank amongst the highest in lead exposures, Identify where the families of children with high lead blood levels originate from, and make recommendations to control and prevent lead exposure in American born children, and those most liklely to come from high lead exposure zones around the world.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Explain how lead from abroad complicates lead exposure problems in the U.S List countries where immigrants who have already had high led exposures come from Explain common sources of lead exposure and identify those most likely to be exposed in the U.S Evaluate the success rate in controlling and preventing lead exposure amongst vulnerable populations in the U.S Describe how lead exposure can be reduced and prevented here in the U.S and abroad, thus, eliminating the importation of such health problem to the U.S

Keyword(s): Lead, Vulnerable Populations

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have more than 30 years of diverse experience in environmental health and public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.