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Lead Poisoning: Health Impacts & How to Protect Your Family

June 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

Lead can cause learning disabilities, lower IQ, inattention, hyperactivity and aggression. The good news is that lead poisoning is 100% preventable.

In this webinar, you will learn about lead and it’s health effects for kids and adults, from the experts working to protect children from lead poisoning. Our speakers include parents who have navigated getting care and resources for their children when they were lead poisoned and Dr. Nick Newman from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who works with lead impacted families in his medical practice. You’ll learn what to look out for to prevent lead exposure, what lead poisoning is like from a parent’s perspective, and what questions you should ask your little ones’ pediatricians to make sure they are protected from lead. This webinar will be recorded, and a recording of the webinar will be sent out to all registrants.

Co-presented by: Learning Disabilities Association of America Healthy Children Project, Ecology Center, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, Ohio Lead Free Kids Coalition, Clean and Healthy New York, Women for a Healthy Environment, Great Lakes Lead Elimination Network, Sierra Club IL Chapter, and Clean Water Action Minnesota, and DLEAD – Detroit Lead Parents Advocacy Group and the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University.


Nicolas Newman, DO, MS, FAAPDr. Newman is a pediatrician and the Medical Director of Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic Pediatric Primary Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Newman works with families to identify and avoid environmental hazards that trigger conditions such as asthma or cause disease such as lead poisoning. He is a national leader in the field of pediatric environmental health.

Parents for Healthy Homes, Parent Spokesperson TBD. Parents for Healthy Homes works to protect children from lead and other hazards in home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their team of parent-advocates have lobbied to protect kids from lead locally, at the state level in Michigan, and nationally for many years. This extraordinary group of families provides support and resources for lead poisoned children and fights tirelessly for better laws to protect kids.


Tracy Gregoire is the Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Healthy Children Project which advocates for safer products and healthier food, water and air that are free of chemicals that harm children’s brain health. She is the parent of a child with autism and ADHD and has over 15 years of experience in environmental health policy and education.

Rebecca Meuninck, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director for the Ecology Center. She has worked for over 20 years with families, health professionals, and others in Michigan and across the country to protect kids from exposure to lead and other toxic chemicals.