According to the World Health Organization, lead is one of the 10 chemicals of major public health concern, especially for children.
The University of Toledo will host a professional panel, “The Prevention and Politics of Lead Poisoning,” Friday, April 22, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Health and Human Services Building Room 1600. Registration for the free, public event will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Local professionals will discuss the causes of lead poisoning, how to prevent it, and how to get involved in community action surrounding lead poisoning prevention.
“Together, we have concluded the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a salient issue for this region in Ohio,” said Nicole Sicha, a student pursuing a master’s degree in social work, who helped plan the panel. “Our purpose for this event is to offer the social justice community and the public a forum to discuss, educate, and potentially coordinate resources for those affected and in need.”
Parking will be available in lots 1N and 1S.
Seating is limited. To RSVP, email Dr. Heath Sloane, assistant professor in the UT Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, at email@example.com.