Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 20th-26th is Lead Awareness Week!

Dear Landlord, 

October 20th-26th is Lead Awareness Week! 
Did you know that lead poisoning impacts 1 in 3 children?? With over 640 children poisoned in NH last year alone, this is an epidemic that is totally preventable.  
Please help us get the word out! 
Lead Awareness Week- Kickoff Event
On behalf of the Dept of Health and Human Services we invite you to attend our kickoff event for Lead Awareness Week! 
We will be testing toys for lead paint and testing kids for elevated blood lead levels on the State House lawn in Concord from 10am to 1pm on Monday Oct 21st.  There will be a reading of the governor's proclamation regarding lead awareness week at 10:30 am. And we will be joined by Tamara Rubin who is the producer and director of a new documentary film called "MisLEAD", who will be available for interview.   
MisLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic 
As part of Lead Awareness Week there will be several Special Engagement Preview Screenings 
of  MisLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic an intellectually and emotionally compelling expose of 
a hidden epidemic that impacts one in three American children today. Tamara Rubin, an Oregon mother whose sons were poisoned, travels the country meeting with experts and other parents of poisoned children- looking for answers. Click Here to watch the film trailer! 
  • Concord Red River Theatre -Oct. 23, 10:30am & 6pm
    • (603) 224-4600
    • Special showing of Mother Bear and Little Moccasins at 10:30
    • Refreshments before and a panel of experts to answer your questions after the movie
 3 Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Hours Available!

AHEC and DHHS CEUs available for RNs, MDs, CHESs and Child Care Workers.

$10.00 Pre-register at
FDA Study: Hundreds of Lipsticks Contaminated with Lead                       

"A new analysis of lead in lipstick conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reveals that the problem of lead in lipstick is worse and more widespread than previously reported. The new study found lead in 400 lipsticks tested by the agency, at widely varying levels of up to 7.19 parts per million (ppm) - more than twice the levels reported in a previous FDA study.

The agency has studied only the levels of lead in lipstick, and has conducted no health studies or safety assessments.

In January, an advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new report asserting that there is no safe level of lead for children, and stressing the importance of preventing lead exposure for children and pregnant women..." (Read More) 

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