APHA Webinar Series: The Flint Water Crisis and Beyond
1:00 PM, March 16, 2016
The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, as reported in the American Journal of Public Health, has raised public health concerns about lead exposure, the U.S. water supply infrastructure, and the authority to enforce safe and sanitary conditions. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a webinar series about the impact of lead exposure on health.
Flint and Lead: The Water-Public Health Connection
March 16, 2015 | 1 p.m. EDT
Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH, Stephen J. Randtke, PhD, PE, Ella Greene-Moton, and Melissa Essex Elliot
The recent reports of elevated blood lead levels in children in Flint, Michigan have placed a national spotlight on the role of drinking water in lead exposure. As the events continue to evolve, important questions are being raised about changes in drinking water chemistry, what can be done to control lead exposure through drinking water, and how local water utilities and the public health community can work together. Join APHA and the American Water Works Association for an interactive discussion about the current state of science related to the health risks posed by lead and the value of engaging the water systems sector.