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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.) 




‘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?


3/25/12 Lead poisoning in children

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Pediatrician Howard L Weinberger, MDHoward Weinberger, Medical Director of the Central/Eastern NY State Regional Lead Poisoning Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, discusses the problem of lead poisoning in children.

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The Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital