Lead in the 21st Century
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This is a recorded presentation on the impact of lead in the United States. The presentation discusses why lead exposure remains a concern even in the 21st century and provides information for healthcare professionals on lead exposure and prevention.
- Identify why lead poisoning is still a problem
- Summarize the trends of lead poisoning in the United States
- Identify the current blood lead reference level
- Recognize the populations that are disproportionality affected by lead poisoning
- Apply primary prevention practices
- Utilize Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units as a clinical and educational aid
Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP is the medical director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit-East Program for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Environmental & Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW.
He served for over a decade of as the director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Environmental Health, the PEHSU that serves Federal Region 3 – DC, VA, WV, MD, DE and PA. Currently, he is the pediatric consultant to MACCHE.
This material was developed by the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment and funded under the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-03 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supports the PEHSU by providing funds to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301-0. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.