Firearm Marksmanship and Adolescent Lead Exposure: Adverse Health Effects, Surveillance, Control, and Prevention
CE Origination Date – 10/01/2018
CE Expiration Date – 10/01/2020
The goal of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of physicians and other healthcare providers about the health impacts of lead exposure at firing ranges and competitive marksmanship among adolescent populations.
- Discuss potential adverse health effects of lead exposure to adolescents.
- Describe measures to control lead exposure in firing range environments.
- Describe appropriate primary prevention and hygiene measures for youth actively engaging in marksmanship.
- Discuss recommendations for medical surveillance of adolescents exposed to lead.
Associate Chief Medical Education Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000237 along with the American College of Medical Toxicology and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.