Prevention of Lead Poisoning in Children and Adults: Old Problem, New Challenges

Tuesday, May 24 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Emerging Markets/Global IH/OH Standards of Care, International, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Toxicology

Arranger: A. Korchevskiy, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO. Moderator: D. Goldsmith, George Washington University, Silver Spring, MD. Monitors: R. Strode and D. Hall, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO.

Lead poisoning is a well-known and thoroughly studied problem. However, new scientific facts brought lead again into focus of public health and industrial hygiene professionals. Recent publications suggest that lead in blood is a predictor of elevated mortality in workers. Leading international experts, members of AIHA, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and other organizations, will have an opportunity to discuss the outstanding issues of lead poisoning prevention during this roundtable where different, sometimes contradictory, opinions will be presented.

Health Effects of Low Level Lead Exposure in Adults and Implications of a New Lead Standard in California M. Kosnett, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

Lead Poisoning and Healthy Housing: New International Developments D. Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing, Washington, DC.

Blood Lead Level in Adults: Health Effects Based on Mortality Data in UK D.McElvenny, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Utilizing Mathematical Modeling in Setting of Occupational and Environmental Standards for Lead: How Toxicokinetics Approaches Help? A. Korchevskiy, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO.