Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds
A shared dialogue among Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians, the Minnesota Poison Control System, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Lead: New Updates to a Historic Problem
Anna Jeanne Schliep, MS, Lead in Drinking Water Coordinator and Stephanie Yendell, DVM, MPH, Health Risk Intervention Unit Supervisor
Lead is an important topic that has been at the forefront of discussion for communities and political leaders for the last several years. Coming into contact with lead can cause serious health problems for everyone. There is no safe level of lead. Babies, children under six years, and pregnant women are at the highest risk. Drinking, breathing, eating or touching food, water and other materials that contain too much lead can damage the brain, kidneys, and nervous system. In children, lead can also slow development or cause learning, behavior, and hearing problems.
Our presenters will discuss the impact of new federal regulations on lead in drinking water for water systems, schools and child cares. Other topics include the impact of recent events on childhood testing and follow-up from legislative changes, the COVID pandemic, and changes to federal guidance.
In person event takes place in the Freeman Building – Room B-144/B-145 at 625 Robert St. N in St. Paul, MN 55164-0975.
Virtual Event - Join Teams meeting
Look for future EEGR seminars - every first Wednesday of November, February, and May
About Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds
The purpose of Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds is to foster communication and multidisciplinary collaboration between medical and public health specialties through presentations and discussions that explore impact of environmental exposures on health.
CMEs are not offered for this EEGR.
We are looking into reinstituting them.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits have been offered for all previous Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds through Health Partners. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Suggestions for topics are welcome. Please send your suggestions to email@example.com.