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State health department to offer lead poison prevention program

 

The Ohio Department of Health will offer a free lead poison training program for professionals 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at the Ironton City Center.

This 90-minute training was developed by the four lead poisoning prevention regional resource centers in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

The purpose is to introduce health and social work professionals to some of the environmental hazards in the home that pose a risk to human health and to explain Ohio’s preliminary plan for transition from lead to a more comprehensive Healthy Home program state-wide.

Topics include but are not limited to lead and other heavy metals, mold, integrated pest management, volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide.

Contact hours will only be awarded to participants who attend the whole session; 1.5 continuing education units for nurses and sanitarians is approved, social work approval is pending.

To register for this program, call 866-681-3962.