This week Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA).
This year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme is, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” which has focused on the importance of the many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.
National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) with support from IPEN is creating awareness about the harmful aspects of Lead in selected schools. NAPE is conducting lectures to pupils in primary schools on Lead and Lead poisoning and the major pathways for exposure to lead poisoning including paints, batteries, lead contaminated toys and lead contaminated dust among others.
For more details, click here: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/674878-uganda-marks-international-lead-poisoning-prevention-week-of.html