Taking the Lead on Lead

Location: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Date: Thursday – September 1st, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Lead poisoning is a national public health issue that has seen an increase of media coverage but has been an ongoing problem both locally and nationally. Commonly used in paint, plumbing, and other everyday items before 1978, doctors, scientists, and policy makers are working to change policies to stop exposure to lead and treat those already affected.

We are Taking the Lead on Lead on September 1. Join the conversation and learn more about lead poisoning and how it is affecting our community. Take part in an evening all about uniting the public, doctors, scientists, policy makers, and policy implementers. We will discuss the lead crisis at a national and local level to learn more about how to stop this public health problem and identify what needs to be done. We all need to raise our awareness about lead poisoning, make it a priority, and work together for healthier children.

Cost: Free

6 – 7pm: Information and Resources Fair

7 – 8pm: Speakers

  • Cleveland Perspective: Terry Allan, Health Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
  • National Perspective: Dr. Mary Jean Brown, Director, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention, National Center of Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8 – 8:30pm: Questions Forum

  • Moderator Dr. Dorr Dearborn, Chair Emeritus, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

For more information visit: https://www.cmnh.org/calendar/taking-the-lead-on-lead