Loyola University Chicago

Center for the Human Rights of Children

The State of the City and County: An Issue Briefing On Lead Poisoning in Chicago and Cook

April 4, 2016
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL | Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor  
In light of the recent lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, and increased interest and concern about lead in Chicago and Cook County, the CHRC and its co-sponsors hosted an informational briefing that brought officials from the city and county to present local data and experts from the field to address issues relating to sources of lead, its impact on children, families, and communities, and remedies and solutions for its eradication. This event provided an opportunity for the public, including public agencies, advocates, researchers, physicians, philanthropy, faculty, students, and community members to learn more about the problem lead in our communities and learn more about how we can work together to address the issue. 
Co-Sponsors:  Ann & Robert H. Lurie: Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation; Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility; Civitas ChildLaw Center, Loyola University Chicago; Department of Public Health Sciences, Loyola University Chicago; The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health; Health and Medicine Policy Research Group; Illinois PIRG Education Fund; Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago; The Institute of Public Health, Loyola University Chicago
To view the agenda, bios, photos, and videos from the event, visit the Healthy Homes website.