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Lead Pollution: Risk & Response here in the LV

Date/Time Wednesday, April 27, 2016
from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
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Information panel and community discussion on Lead Pollution: Risk and Response in the Lehigh Valley, presented by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The impact of lead on public health has become a visible environmental issue in recent months, especially in light of the national attention to the lead contamination of water in Flint, Michigan. According to one Sierra Club spokesperson, “The unfortunate story of the lead contamination of the public water supply in Flint, Michigan, and the recent news coverage of high blood lead levels in children in Pennsylvania cities and especially in the Lehigh Valley… have raised levels of concern about lead pollution for residents of the Lehigh Valley and the Commonwealth, and for people all over the U.S.”

Program includes presentations by experts on lead exposure, the medical effects of lead on children and the general population, and the public health risks from and responses to lead pollution. Information will include the ways people can be exposed to lead pollution and the measures that citizens can adopt to reduce lead exposure and protect their families and communities from the risks of lead. Along with the presentations, there will be time for questions, along with an open discussion among all the community participants.

Featured Speakers:

  • Arup SenGupta, P.C. Rossin Professor of Civil and Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
  • Dr. Andrew Unger, MD FAAP, chief of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown
  • Kristin Wenrich, Director of Bethlehem Health Bureau

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Location Charles A. Brown Ice House
Sand Island
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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Contact Doug Roysdon
doug@mockturtle.org
Event Type Presentation
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