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October 25, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Conference to Highlight Latest Information on Lead Poisoning in Children, Adults and Ways to Combat the Problem Oct. 27, 28

A significant health concern for both children and adults, lead poisoning will be the topic of a two-day conference in Syracuse this week. “The Second Syracuse Lead Conference,” sponsored by the State University of New York Health Science Center, will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at the Hotel Syracuse Radisson Plaza.

Experts from the EPA, the state and county health departments and various prevention programs will discuss the latest findings and offer new solutions on how to prevent lead exposure and the health problems that result from such exposure.

Conference highlights Wednesday (Oct. 27) are:

  • “Current Perspectives on Exposure and Mitigation,” the keynote address by the EPA’s Robert Elias from 9:15 to 10 a.m. (All presentations take place in the Brass Court of the hotel.)
  • “Addressing the Problem of Elevated Pediatric Lead Levels: County and State Perspectives,” 11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • “Pediatric Exposure: New Findings and Implications for Prevention,” by Bruce Lamphear, M.D., of the University of Cincinnati, 11:30 to noon.

The afternoon session slated to be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m., will feature presentations on mitigation and dust exposure.

Thursday’s (Oct. 28) sessions, which run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will discuss prevention strategies and exposure factors. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation on healthy indoor environments. Other topics discuss throughout the day will examine the hazards of lead found in soil.

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