May 10: Get the Lead Out

Join Women for a Healthy Environment and the Highmark Foundation for a  one-day conference focused on the single issue of lead.  Lead is a neurotoxin and it has been determined by science that no amount of lead exposure should be considered safe. The healthy communities conference will seek to identify ways that communities can work together to address the hazard of lead in homes, schools and early learning centers.  The day-long event will feature national experts on the issue and interactive working groups will be solutions oriented.  The conference will be an opportunity to listen, learn and make your voice heard.  

Speakers include

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Frasier University
Dr. Pamela Pugh, DrPH, Chief Public Health Advisor, Flint, Michigan 
Carolyn Cass, PA Department of Health
Jennifer ChavezStaff Attorney, EarthJustice
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, DirectorAllegheny County Health Department
Scott Hamelink, Lansing Board of Water and Light, Lansing, MI
Jeffrey Howard, PhD, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
David Jacobs, PhD, CIH, National Center for Healthy Housing
Elizabeth McDade, Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisioning, Rochester, NY
Janet Phoenix, MD, MPH, George Washington University
Michael SchockEPA Office of Research and Development Scientist
Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, Toledo Lucas County Health Department
Dan B. FrankelPA House of Representatives
An Lewis, Executive Director, Steel Rivers Council of Governments, Pittsburgh, PA

8:30-4 at the Westin Convention Center (1000 Penn Ave, 15222).  Admission $15-250.  For more information and to register, please go here

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