Engaged Residents Series: Lead Poisoning

What can cause irreversible neurological damage, has no initial signs or symptoms, harms a child’s behavior and ability to learn, and has no cure? If you guessed lead poisoning, you are correct. However, if you didn’t know the answer, you may want to check out the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center’s June Resident Engagement Series on Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. If you are in the process of renovating you home, or if you have children, this presentation contains the useful information that you need to keep your kids safe and your house in order. Teresa Shaffer, RN, from Ontario County Public Health, is the expert on affordable techniques and practical tips to prevent lead poisoning impacts. She will be joined by James Hale, and Environmental Sanitarian from the New York State Department of Health Geneva Office, and Jennifer Becker from the Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center, to inform the public and take questions on this important topic. Together, the trio will briefly share techniques, tips and instructive DIY web resources. A question and answer session will follow. All residents managing in-home restorations, with young children on the way or in the household, should plan to attend. Lead poisoning prevention is of the utmost importance for our children, and parents need to know the importance of obtaining a blood lead level for their children. Join other Geneva residents at the GNRC, located at 430 Exchange Street this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. You may obtain important information that could make a true difference in your child’s life.

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