Operationalizing diversity issues in lead safety education.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Melissa Floyd-Pickard, Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
Maura Busch Nsonwu (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Immigrant children, especially those in large urban areas and those living in lower-income housing built before 1978 can be affected by lead paint and lead dust (HAFA, 2003). Additionally, some children may have been exposed in their home countries, especially when those countries do not have the same types of lead use restriction policies (Haslam, 2003). Because of the high risk for lead paint poisoning in the growing immigrant population in Guilford County, North Carolina, the Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) participated in the Greensboro Lead Safe Housing Program in 2002 to provide education about lead poisoning prevention to immigrant groups (cnnc.uncg.edu).

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Language: English
Date: 2006
diversity, lead safety, education, low income housing, immigrant families, immigrant children, lead paint, lead dust, lead paint poisoning, Guilford county, north Carolina

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