Taking the message on dangers of lead to the community
Ramona Jensen of the SDC program explained efforts with the City of Milwaukee Health Department and SDC which identify and renovate city housing units that present a high risk of lead poisoning to young children who live there.
Ms. Jensen’s presentation included information on how lead poisoning of children has been shown to cause behavioral and learning problems as they grow up.
The participants expressed great interest in the program and learning how to best address the problem of lead poisoning in area homes.
The presentation is part of the Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program’s outreach to neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee.
The goal is to set up ongoing relationships that can provide information and resources to residents who are impacted by the problem.
To learn more about the SDC and City of Milwaukee Lead Hazard project, visit www.cr-sdc.org/index/Programs–Services/VITA/Asset-Development/Lead-Hazard-Reduction- Assistance-Program.htm.
Or call the program offices at 414-344-9010.