NAG’s Lead Outreach & Education Community Event April 16th at McCarren Park Rec Center 1


Did you know that Greenpoint has higher levels of lead in children’s blood than anywhere else in NYC?

Lead in soil

Did you know Greenpoint & Williamsburg have high levels of lead in soil?

Come find out more!

Thursday, April 16th 6:30-8:30pm
McCarren Park Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room C
(776 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, Between Driggs and Bayard)
Introduction by Council Member Stephen Levin

Presentation by NYC Department of Health’s Nancy Clark, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention and Deborah Nagin, Director of Healthy Homes Program, regarding testing children’s lead levels and how to reduce exposures.

Presentation by Dr. Zhongqi Cheng, Director of the Environmental Sciences Analytical Center at Brooklyn College, regarding testing for lead in soil.
The Effects of Lead on Health and the Environment: Children and pregnant women are the most vulnerable to lead exposures, potentially causing learning impairment and premature birth. Lead exposures also affect adults causing cardiovascular problems, decreased kidney functions and sometimes death.

Childhood lead levels
Lead in Backyard Gardens Soil Testing: Brooklyn College’s ESAC provides low cost testing for lead and other heavy metals in soil. If you’re a gardener or you simply want to find out how to protect your family from lead exposures, come to the event and learn more!

 

RSVP to our Facebook event here or RSVP by email to jennie@nag-brooklyn.org


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  • Miguel A. Hernandez Sr.

    WEPA, this is music to my ears in knowing that this is becoming a prominent issue in our community the lack of knowledge and information on this important subject of lead contaminated soil in our own back yards and community gardens is alarming and we need to make sure to have soil tested and help educate on how to eradicate and recondition the soil.