protecting South Jersey families from the dangers of lead poisoning. Southern Regional Lead Poisoning Coalition. Funded by: NJ Department of Health and Senior Services/Division of Family Health Lead agency: Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative. The Coalition’s Charge.
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protecting South Jersey families from the dangers of lead poisoning
Southern RegionalLead Poisoning Coalition
Funded by:NJ Department of Health and Senior Services/Division of Family Health
Lead agency:Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative
Established in January 2003 to help local communities create and sustain local capacity to address and eliminate lead poisoning through culturally sensitive outreach and education.
Eliminate childhood lead poisoning by 2010
(Healthy NJ 2010)
Evensmallamounts of lead can lead to permanentdamage to the brain and nervous system
In high exposures, lead can cause seizures, coma and even death.
Lead poisoned children are 6 times more likely to have learning disabilities
Jessica Wolpaw Reyes (2007) “Environmental Policy as Social Policy? The Impact of Childhood Lead Exposure on Crime,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 7: Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 51.
Lead poisoned children are 7 times more likely to drop out of high school
Lead poisoned children are robbed of nearly $200,000 in lifetime earnings because of lost IQ
Screening RateNEW JERSEY
Total # Children 222,837
Screening RateSOUTH JERSEY
Elevated BLL +10SOUTH JERSEY
Elevated BLL +10CUMBERLAND COUNTY CITIES
The path is clear.
TOGETHER, we can protect our children’s future