The Effects of Lead Exposure on Learning: The Way Forward


Program Overview


In 2011 over 25,000 New York State children had blood lead levels at or above the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reference level of 5 ug/dL. These children are now in school. Are their teachers aware that they are at greater risk of having learning disabilities and behavior problems due to earlier lead exposure? Do schools and educators know which children have had lead exposure and how to help them succeed? In 2015, the CDC published Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead, an expert panel report that recommended that schools closely track the educational progress of these children and intervene early if educational or behavioral issues arise. Our conference will focus on this report and what we can do to help lead-exposed children learn and reach their full potential in school and beyond.


Who Should Attend

School Administrators, School Board Members, Special Education or Pupil Support Services Directors, School Psychologists, New York State PTA Members, NY State Legislators or Board of Regents Members, Faculty of Schools of Education, Faculty of Schools of Nursing, Public Interest Attorneys, Developmental Specialists, School Nurses, Educators, Family/Parent Information Centers, Child Health Advocates, Health Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program staff members, members of coalitions dedicated to preventing lead poisoning, and members of the public interested in factors affecting educational success


Jennifer Becker, MPH
Phone: (585) 276-3105 or (877) 352-5775

Conference Details

  • When

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • School of Nursing Auditorium
    255 Crittenden Blvd.
    Rochester, New York 14642

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