Tue 3/19 @ 5:30-7:30PM
Lead poisoning in Cleveland is a worsening crisis that is impacting youth and families all across the city. While having old and historic houses can be something to be admired, these homes must be continually taken care of, given resources to remain safe for tenants, and those already impacted must be granted medical support.
Every day, four children in Cleveland are diagnosed with lead poisoning. Over a quarter of Cleveland kindergarteners tested had lead levels greater than the benchmark for public action. Any amount of lead can be damaging to the brain and to development, and yet 94% of kindergarteners tested had a detectable amount of lead in their blood. This makes the rate of lead poisoning over three times higher here, in Cleveland, than in Flint.
Since lead is essentially an invisible threat, people must take initiative to learn about the issue and what their options are. Have your questions answered at an upcoming Lead Safe Eat & Greet, hosted by the South Euclid United Church of Christ on Tue 3/19.
Learn about what causes lead poisoning, its impacts on youth and infants, and how you can combat this among friends and food. This event, which runs from 5:30-7:30pm at church’s space at 4217 Bluestone Road in South Euclid, is free and open to the public.