Educational Outreach

Dominic Joel Ombati

Childhood lead (Pb) poisoning is a common health problem related to my PhD research on Fate and Transport of Anthropogenic Lead (Pb) along the Arid Section of Route 66, San Bernardino County, California.  Childhood lead (Pb) poisoning is a serious health problem globally. In most cases dust from disturbed or deteriorating lead-based paint on the walls, doors and windows of a home is the main cause of childhood lead (Pb) poisoning https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=34&po=5.

Studies carried out in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia found some paints sold for home use containing extremely high lead levels of up to 100,000 parts per million (ppm) or more http://www.ipen.org/documents/africa-lead-paint. These concentrations are several times more than the 90 ppm United Nations recommended limit of lead (Pb) in paint.

Many people know so little or nothing about lead (Pb) poisoning. To create awareness on this health problem, I have developed an educational outreach program which has now reached more than 10,000 people living in 23 countries including United States. Most of my audience is from sub Saharan Africa which has the worst childhood lead (Pb) poisoning but with almost no awareness. To the best of my knowledge, this program is the first of its kind in addressing childhood lead (Pb) poisoning in sub Saharan Africa. My educational outreach segment is connected to a Facebook page and group.

  1. Facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/informationonchildhoodlead/
  2. Facebook group  link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/192851454804217/

Facebook page and group above provide information on childhood lead poisoning. The page is linked to a group under different names. The Facebook page is titled ” Sustainable Elimination of Childhood Lead Poisoning ” and the Facebook group is titled “Information on Childhood Lead Metal Poisoning “ . The  Facebook group and the links below allows you to access free downloadable pdf materials on child lead (Pb) poisoning for use and sharing with the hope of reaching as many people as possible.

The pdf materials below on childhood lead (Pb) poisoning are sourced from California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB). These pdf materials can only be used and shared for educational purposes only and they should not be altered without permission from California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB).

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Simple Steps to Protect Your Child from Lead

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CLPPB-Getting Your Child Tested for Lead

Protect Your Child from Lead

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