On March 17, ERP staff, Megan Hoert Hughes and Megan Rodgers, presented at the West Piedmont Environmental Health District quarterly meeting in Winston-Salem. Thirty environmental health specialists participated in the session to learn more about childhood lead poisoning and prevention, including state and federal policies, and lead and pregnancy guidelines. The “sorting sources” activity generated a lot of discussion about lead risks in common household items, like mini-blinds, toys, and spices, as well as lead in municipal water systems as recently seen in Flint, MI. This presentation was conducted as part of the Environmental Resource Program’s CDC-funded outreach activities through the North Carolina Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
More information about lead, and other healthy homes topics, can be found on the NC Healthy Homes website.