Childhood Lead Poisoning: What North Country Leaders Need to Know

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Name: Childhood Lead Poisoning: What North Country Leaders Need to Know
Date: September 5, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Every year, hundreds of children in NH are poisoned by lead and experience blood lead levels (BLL) known to impair academic performance and cause behavior challenges. Once a child’s health or cognition has been harmed by lead, the effects can be permanent and continue into adulthood. • Join this Childhood Lead Poisoning in NH luncheon education session to learn about: • The ‘Neurobehavioral Signature’ of lead— or lead’s significant negative impact on cognitive ability, speech and language, hearing, visual-spatial skills, attention, impulse control, social behaviors, emotional regulation, and motor skills— even at low levels of exposure • Key points from important research studies on children and lead exposure as well as interventions • Recent NH legislation requiring BLL testing at ages 1 and 2 years • How to improve childhood lead poisoning prevention • Why some NH communities are requiring the results of BLL tests documented on school entry health forms and taking other initiatives to prevent lead exposure among their youngest citizens. Cost: Free
North Country Health Consortium - 262 Cottage St, Littleton 
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 5 @ 1 – 3 PM; Lunch @ 12:30 PM
Contact Information:
Margo Sullivan
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