Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention & Training Program 2019

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Phoenix Children's Hospital Conference Center: First Floor Conference Room 101-102

2632 N 20th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Session Goal: To increase awareness of lead prevention efforts and resources through regional collaboration and education training sessions.

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Although childhood lead poisoning is entirely preventable, it remains one of the most common environmental health dangers to young children. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to cause intellectual and physical disabilities and behavioral problems. For blood lead results reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services, 321 children less than 6 years of age had an elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) ≥ 5 µg/dL in 2017, with over 75% having their first EBLL reported.

Early screening, evaluation, and referrals are the best approaches to prevent the effects of childhood lead poisoning; however, the majority of at-risk children are not receiving a blood test. While 27.2% of at-risk 12-month olds received a test, only 7.8% of at-risk children were screened at both recommended ages of 12 and 24 months. Lead-based paint hazards remain a major contributor to elevated blood lead levels across the country, and Arizona faces additional sources including imported products, folk medicines, and parental hobbies and occupations.

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Phoenix Children's Hospital Conference Center: First Floor Conference Room 101-102

2632 N 20th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85006

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