Catholic Charities will address lead poisoning - Catholic Courier

Catholic Charities will address lead poisoning

A recent grant from the New York State Health Foundation will enable staff from the University of Rochester Environmental Health Sciences Center to work with Catholic Charities of Chemung County and nonprofit organizations in Auburn and Utica to help build lead poison-prevention coalitions in these communities. The initiative will focus on planning, community education, and primary prevention.

“Childhood lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable," said Bridget Steed, executive director of Catholic Charities Chemung County. “Ultimately, we hope the community will come together to effectively address this environmental health problem that harms the most vulnerable members of our community — our children.”

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