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Lead Poisoning Educational | June 28, 2022

  • Category: Public Health

About this Video

82% of homes in Shelby County were built before 1978, making them a potential source of lead-based paint poisoning. This data point puts many children at risk for lead exposure in our local communities.

This education opportunity, presented by Myrtue Medical Center's Department of Public Health, shares information on the populations at risk for lead poisoning, sources of lead in the home, and health consequences of lead exposure. Additionally, you will learn about ongoing childhood lead testing expansion and remediation opportunities including financial support, removal of lead in homes, and nutritional recommendations to address lead exposure.