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Protecting children from the dangers of lead

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Howard Weinberger, MD

The dangers of lead paint being ingested by children are well known, but a lesser-known problem stems from lead in the soil. Through various avenues, lead finds its way into the ground, where it poses a danger to young children. Howard Weinberger, MD, emeritus professor of pediatrics at Upstate, talks about how parents can safeguard their children. (The problem is also explored in the New York Times article, “The Toxic Legacy of Lead Paint” by Thomas Beller.) 



Can your job give you cancer?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Jerrold L Abraham, MDMichael B Lax, MDJerrold Abraham, MD and Michael Lax, MD, talk about occupationally related cancers, and describe the potential risks and strategies for minimizing those risks in the work place. Abraham is professor of Pathology and medical director of Environmental and Occupational Pathology at Upstate Medical University. Lax is professor of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University and medical director of the Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNY). Dr. Abraham’s lab: Welcome to Particle Analysis in Environmental and Biomedical Samples

‘Peds to Parents’: How to avoid lead poisoning in children

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Upstate Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics Howard L Weinberger, MD Howard Weinberger, MD, provides an overview of lead poisoning, which occurs when lead builds up in the body over a period of time and can cause serious health problems.  He shares some simple precautions that can help prevent it, and treatments that are available.  Weinberger is the Director of the Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center, and an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at Upstate.

Information for Families: How Do Children Get Lead Poisoning?

1/22/12 Environmental toxicants and children’s health

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Brooks Gump PhD MPHBrooks Gump, associate professor in Syracuse University’s Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, speaks about what toxins from our environment are doing to our children’s health.