Loyola University Chicago

Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities

Issue Briefing on Lead Poisoning, 2016

On April 4, 2016, Loyola University Chicago convened:

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

The recent lead crisis in Flint has raised public awareness of the problem of childhood lead poisoning in Chicago, and its devastating impact on children, families, and communities. Participants joined government officials, advocates, researchers, physicians, community members, among others, for a public forum to discuss lead in Chicago and Cook County.

Issues discussed included:

  • How extensive is the risk of children being lead poisoned? 
  • What are the sources of lead and their effects on children?
  • How do the city and county currently respond?
  • What remedies are available?

Event 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