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Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Hampshire

July 19, 2017 5:30PM

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Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Hampshire:
What You Need to Know To Protect Yourself and Your Family

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:30 pm Registration and Dinner   
6:00 pm - Presentation
Claremont Savings Bank Community Center
152 South Street, Claremont, NH


Each year, every year, hundreds of children in New Hampshire are poisoned by lead and experience blood lead levels known to impair academic performance and cause behavior challenges. The effects that even low-level lead exposure have on the brain’s learning systems have been identified in study after study, commonly known as lead’s “Neurobehavioral Signature” – the significant negative impact on cognitive ability, speech and language, hearing, visual-spatial skills, attention, impulse control,
social behaviors, emotional regulation, and motor skills. Children with lead exposure cannot avoid the negative impact. Once a child’s health or brain function has been harmed by lead, the effects can be permanent and continue into adulthood.
This educational program will provide an overview of how children in New Hampshire are
being exposed to lead and how lead damages children’s brains. Learn how to protect your family from lead exposure and the importance of having your children’s lead levels tested at both age one and again at age two. Discussion will include recent New Hampshire legislation and City of Claremont initiatives that seek to improve lead poisoning prevention efforts and blood lead testing rates.
Presented by: Gail Gettens, MS, ECMP - Health Promotion Advisor and Child Development Specialist
NH Division of Public Health Services ~ Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Educational Dinner Program is FREE.   Registration Required.   Space is limited.
 Click Here to Register.

Nurse CEU’s and Educator Professional Development Hours Provided
Additional Information or to register:
Gail Gettens  ~ (603) 271-1393 ~ gail.gettens@dhhs.nh.gov