DPH, along with the Commission on Women, Children, and Seniors and the Commission on Equity and Opportunity, will hold the Lead Safety Awareness Forum and Day event from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the State Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The theme of this year’s forum is “Let’s Stop Using Kids as Lead Detectors.”
According to the CDC, nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health.
Major sources of lead exposure to children include lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in deteriorating buildings. Children can also be exposed to lead from additional sources, including take-home exposures from a workplace and lead in soil.