Lead Exposure in the Peruvian Amazon
An observational study of pediatric lead levels on the Napo River
Please join the CHRC and Faculty Fellow Brian Medernach for a brown-bag seminar on Lead Exposure in the Peruvian Amazon: an observational study of pediatric lead levels on the Napo River. According to the WHO, lead poisoning is one of the most common and best-recognized childhood diseases of toxic environmental origin. Children around the world today are at risk of exposure to lead from multiple sources and lead poisoning accounts for about 0.6% of the global burden of disease (WHO, 2009). We also know that a large portion of lead poisoning occurs in low and middle income countries where there is limited data and resources allocated to prevention and education. This study aims to identify if there exists a health risk from lead in the pediatric population living on the Napo River in the Peruvian Amazon.
April 30, 2018
Stritch School of Medicine, room 150, Maywood, IL